Nadav Assor grew up in Israel and lives and works in the US. His work explores the unstable condition of the hyper-mediated body, the “new flesh” constantly transformed by technology, in its immediate social, political sensory, and emotional environment.
Assor’s recent work includes: an out-of-body-experience machine that gives voice to ghostly echoes of local communities; a 200 kilometer walk along the edge of the desert in Israel, mapping the ground surface using his own body and that of a drone; an experimental documentary feature film about the limbo-like experience of non-western immigrants in the contemporary US; and a telematic meeting between remote strangers, discussing the future with passersby near the Israel / Palestine border. While these may seem quite disparate in medium and subject matter, some commonalities emerge: all are hybrid, human-driven, body centered systems, utilising and reflecting on the technology we use to relate to the world around us - to sense, control, map, communicate, mediate and connect.
Assor’s videos, installations and performances have been featured in film festivals, museums, galleries and live venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. Recent venues for his work include the Oberhausen Film Festival, Video Vortex XI at Kochi-Muziris, India, Hong-Gah Museum Taipei, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Centre Arts Santa Monica Barcelona, Hyphen Hub NYC, Edith-Russ-Haus Oldenburg, Transmediale Festival Berlin, the Koffler Center, Toronto and Julie M Gallery Tel Aviv. Assor's work has been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, the Creators Project, Vice Motherboard, Art Monthly UK, and Haaretz. He is an Assistant Professor of Expanded Media Art at Connecticut College in the US, where he is also the Associate Director of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology.