Miri Nishri

Born 1950 in Bogota, Colombia. Work and lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.


The Last Transfer


The Last Transfer is composed of three video artworks and a “bombarded” space, full of wreckage. The three works express the individual’s survival struggle with superior forces beyond their control, and even though each work was created separately, in retrospect they became one apocalyptic trilogy. Water, as a main theme, flows throughout the three videos.

In the first part, entitled “Troubled Water”, the water appears as a savior and is a means of arriving to safety and far from war.

In the second video, entitled “Oceans of Lead”, the water is a mirror of war, reflecting my most dreaded horrors.

Lastly, in the third video, entitled “Mehr Licht”, the water is a bearer of self-destruction, a consumer of life, art and everything.

These constructive and destructive forces held by the water at the same time give it an almost unearthly essence, as a bringer of both life and death. The three videos show multiple aspects of water and use them to reflect upon life, loneliness, art and the terror of war.

Part 1. Troubled Water

Part 2. Oceans of Lead

Part 3. Mehr Licht

Artist Statement

In my art I deal with the tension between personal experience and the processed reality shot at us by the media. In a world where every “truth” one day becomes a lie, I find that reality is no more than thousands of broken glass shreds, left after we shattered the screen that used to monitor our perception.

In the strange and complex times we live in I find that shattering reality in my videos allows me a sort of reflection on the world’s current state. It allows me to see through the mess of political and human disasters that are plaguing the world in general and my country in particular. I find that art is the only thing that allows me to examine my own existence here.

And yet I’m still nowhere near to understanding it.