Ran Slavin Is a Tel Aviv based film maker, video artist and sound producer. His work often oscillates from dream like narratives to science fiction and neo-noir. The cinema of Ran Slavin is the embodiment of radical recognition and sentient bewilderment in the urban fabric of a human reality that is dominated by forms and deprived of communication. A video artist who lets the signs and meanings of his works emerge from a symbiotic and convulsive relationship between sound and image, Ran Slavin searches for order in the chaos of the senses, produces a rational dysfunction of reality in digital form, elaborates a theory of audio visions in his films that view reality like an organic structure where forms and figures incessantly overlap. Stressing the concept of interference as an element that both absorbs and rejects the world’s signals, Slavin searches for a framework that can decode the organized and unsystematic chaos it encounters.
1967 Born in Jerusalem Israel
1975-78 Lives in San Francisco
1983-1986 Lives in London
1985 Lives in Singapore
1986-1990 B.F.A. Betsalel Art Academy, Jerusalem
1990-current – Lives and works in Tel Aviv
2011 New Fund for Cinema and Television production benefit for Ursulimum
2007 Honorary Mention at the 2007 Prix Ars Electronica for The Wayward Regional Transmissions CD.
2006 Production benefit for Insomniac City vers4, the Rabinovich foundation for the arts – Cinema Project, Tel Aviv Israel
2006 Production benefit for Insomniac City vers4, Israel Lottery Council for the Arts, Israel
2006 Prize in Art and Design from the Ministry of Science, Pras idud hayetsira
2006 Production benefit for Insomniac City vers3, the Rabinovich foundation for the arts – Cinema Project, Tel Aviv Israel
2004 Prize for alternative music video with Lior Har Lev at the 951 video awards, Tel Aviv Israel
2002 Prize for best music video at the 951 video awards, Tel Aviv Israel
2002 First prize for sound design of channel ‘5+’ id’s, Promax, Los angeles USA
1999 Best soundtrack prize for the music of the documentary film: ‘Stress’. at the Doc-Aviv Film Fest, Tel Aviv Israel
1996 Prize for original director at the haifa music video competition, Israel
1994 The Young Artist Award, Tel Aviv Israel
1991 The Sharet Fund Award, Tel Aviv Israel.