This short film about Guy Goldstein, a multi-disciplinary artist, was commissioned by Fireflies, an initiative by Vered Gadish, to represent young artists, and expand the influence, accessibility, and presence of regional art in the broader global community.
Goldstein’s work engages with transitions between image and text, sound and object; translations back and forth between form, color and time; and the delicate relationship between silence and noise. As a visual artist who also writes and composes music, his work draws upon the affinities between the visual and the sonic, using the materials and tools of music and sound.
Goldstein’s interest in exploring the meaning of noise for different people has led him to examine the disruption of mythical narratives and social, religious and political conflicts—contemporary or historical—and the sonic and musical influences they exert on society. His work is characterized by vocal tension; collisions between mechanical objects; and vain attempts to foster cooperation and harmony between objects, sounds, and narratives. The virtual nature of the materiality of sound enables Goldstein to mold it into a form that contains multiple possible positions, an abstract schema capable of materializing in countless permutations.
Produced by Sternthal Books. Edited + Directed by Ian Sternthal, 2020.
Sound and Cinematogaphy by Noa Ben Shalom.
A Fireflies Project Film.