Feb. 24, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Miri Segal 


Herzliya Museum
of Contemporary Art
Curator: Dr. Aya Lurie

Exhibition Catalog

List of works

· Cursed Spirits
· Miriage
· Lament
· Being Miri Segal
· Portrait of Satoshi Nakamoto 
  AKA Anonymous Gazes Cross

· Temporary Relief
· Neverfall
· The Shining
· Sergey B.

· Don’t Be Evil


· Place de la Bonne Heure

· Still life in cucumber season

· Necrofleur

· Vapor

· Exhibition Text by:Aya Lurie

Unless otherwise stated works are courtesy of  Miri Segal and Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

The work was generously supported by the Cultural Council of the Israel National Lottery - Mifal HaPais.
Miri Segal: Miriage is supported by the Artis Grant Program
Still Images in this catalogue by: Lena Gomon
Videographer: Asi Oren


Miri Segal’s artistic language, crystallized over the past twenty years, employs a variety of media – including video, light and text, treated objects involving hardware and software, photographic and computer-manipulated imagery. Through the involvement of sensory and physical manipulations, optical illusions, word games and enticing technological experiences, Segal's works often invade the viewer's space in unexpected ways. Floating images, Technological Ghosts, shadows without body and the Purgatorium - serve to subtly speculate on our capacity to apprehend concrete reality. Segal’s works reflect her interest in philosophical questions regarding Existence, Ethics of Technology, and Economic-Political Regimes.


Aya Lurie, PhD., is the Director and Chief Curator of The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Lurie is also a Lecturer at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa in the curatorial program of Israeli Art studies, and serves in several judicial prize committees  (Art, Museum & Curatorship) in varied professional leading venues. She was the former Chief curator of the Shpilman institute for Photography. 


Miri Segal


2010 09

Sergey B
HD video, 22 min 27 sec 

Image:   3-D print on ABS, Perspex shelf, Led lighting, 8x14x20 cm

A joint work with Or Even Tov.

Created by the generous support of The Israeli Fund for Video Art and Experimental Cinema

Segal’s work makes extensive use of advanced technologies to convey fierce criticism of  them. In Sergey B a lookalike of Sergey Brin, one of the two co-founders of Google, is shown delivering a fictional, highly polished marketing presentation of a groundbreaking futuristic product known as Gmind – a computerized head-worn device that is operated by human thoughts and documents one’s actions at any given moment. This work, based on  technologies that already existed or were in development at the time, effectively foretold actual developments that have since taken place in the discourse surrounding technological conspiracies – long before the launch of Google Glass and the Snowden Affair.
Text: Aya Lurie