Dani Gal pres. "Black Magic Marker"


Dani Gal was born in Israel in 1975,  studied at Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main  and at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Today he lives in Berlin. Solo exhibitions took place at the following institutions and galleries: Jewish Museum, New York; Kunstraum Innsbruck, AT (2014); Turku Art Museum, FIN (2013); Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zürich; Galerie Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf (2012); MAK, Wien (2011). Further, he participated in various group exhibitions (amongst others): Performa 13, New York (2013); New Museum, New York; Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Kunsthaus Baselland, CH; MACRO Museum, Rom, IT (2012); 12. Istanbul Biennale, TR; 54. Biennale di Venezia, IT; (2011).


Black Magic Marker


27,40 min / DV-Video


Black Magic Marker’ (2009) shows music producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry in his current residence at Einsiedeln (Switzerland). The Lee Perry operated Black Ark Studio in Kingston, and its unique sounds central to the progression and promotion of the Jamaican music scene, mysteriously went up in flames in 1979. Scratch Perry, known as the ‘Upsetter’, psalmodises, in the midst of walls strewn with characters strongly reminiscent of his former studio, on divine power, animalistic objects and the power of symbols and words to become reality.