In Conversation: Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen

Part of May The Fox Take You by Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen

The artist duo sit down with Orit Gat to share the ideas and process behind their commission for Channel.

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen discuss their intuitive filmmaking approach to the moving image work, May The Fox Take You. Unpacking the film's five vignettes, they reflect on the residue of collective trauma felt post-pandemic due to loss of time, climate grief and anxiety, all of which informs the narrative of the work.

Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen are a London-based artist duo who look at processes of production as cultural, personal and political practices. Their practice could be thought of as ‘situated’, where the making of the work is performed within particular networks. Animal bodies (human or otherwise) are a recurring consideration; in particular how these are shaped by the situations in which they operate. They were the recipients of the CCI x SHS Experimental Technology Fellowship 2023, offering a unique development and commission opportunity for an artist looking to incorporate new technology within their work.

Orit Gat is a writer and art critic living in London. She is a contributing editor at The White Review and at Art Papers and has written about contemporary art, culture, digital culture, and football for magazines including frieze, Artforum, ArtReview, e-flux journal and e-flux criticism, Jacobin, the World Policy Journal and many others. She is a winner of the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and is currently working on her first book, titled If Anything Happens, an essay about football, love, loss and a sense of belonging.