Eden Bezalel Habas


Video art, 06:04 min. 2019, Israel

Over 40 years of operation, thousands of castings, and 500 square meters of production floor. Hamiffal (Hebrew, lit. “The Factory”) is a mysterious portrait of a long-standing and tired foundry, specializing in artistic bronze castings and working in the lost wax method.

In an independent, hidden and cut off territory, we are witnessing the everyday life of the sculptural figures that were left behind. These sometimes also serve as the mirror reflections of the factory workers themselves. Using a variety of documentary styles and experimental editing, the video challenges the cinematic language of the genre, capturing the sense of the place during the day and at nighttime.