"DESSERT LAND" VIDEO ART
Lior Shvil was born in 1971 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He currently lives and work in New York. Shvil's work spans video, installation, sculpture and performances. He is interested in collective memory across various cultures, myths, and histories. He’s described one of his most famous works, a military jungle gym in Chelsea as “To bring the viewer into the mess, but in a more physical way. I'm trying to let the viewer see the failure of the body, the failure of the machine, the failure of my exercise. That's why some of the material is very delicate and breaking down. It's not theatrical, but there is purpose for all the training. So I'm trying to train for failure”.