Sniper Safy

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1960 –
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Born in Haifa. He has been working and living in Berlin since 1985. He is one of the pioneers of video scratching - with a unique technique and style. Together with the author and media artist Heinrich Dubel he operates the SNIPER project in Berlin. Safy appears at multimedia-performances in Germany, Europe, North America and Israel and took part in various festivals, among them PS1/ New York, Kunstwerke/ Berlin, NGBK, Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe. In his solo concert-video performances he deploys common consumer electronics equipment and the appropriate archive of videos. By manipulating his set, reminiscent of a collection of damaged players, a new composition is created, which functions not only as a self-standing musical clip, but also as an acid-tongued comment to the genre. (source: (2009)