shirin anlen

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TLV_CBS (2013) is a web- documentary project inspired by Tel Aviv’s central bus station. It is comprised of short videos documenting scenes from the various stores and spaces within the station, exhibiting a fascinating, somewhat surreal, tapestry of human connections.

Twenty years after the opening ceremony, it is safe to say that Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station is a failure of epic standards. It is an extreme and dysfunctional place which influences its entire urban area to this very day. The station’s current state is shaggy and complex, as are the circumstances which led to it. and is often described as “Tel Aviv’s black hole”, a place that attracts all of Israeli society’s ills, its abandoned spaces being a perfect venue for crime, drug trafficking, and prostitution. Outcasts, junkies, refugees, and foreign-workers all wind up here, in this land of the underprivileged. This work attempts to explore a place that has become almost pathologically infamous, not through its illness but through its versatility and richness.

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Date: November 2014
Laliv Sivan (Co-cinematography, Elinor Salomon (Site development)
Platform: Web
Featured: “Next Station” The New Central Bus Station Tel Aviv, Worldwide StorefrontArtslant

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