As a statoscope which listen to the pulse
of a certain living environment, this is a stage
which is both a performance and an Image of a conciseness zone.
End of a night,
end of a fire, dawn.
In this process I gathered materials
which echoes obsessively into my works but always as guests. A synthetic living environment which contain these materials, and allow the rhythm and duration to observe them – a slight gaze, obscure happening,
that does not rely upon explained textual meaning. At the heart of the piece
lies an invitation: to touch
zero from all its angles and sides, to establish a new ground in “areas of
minimum” - of body, of rustle, of expression, of image and transfiguration.
Areas of little control and coherence which holds a potential for solidarity
through the corporal images that rises. Moods, states of matter, positions and spontaneous
dances, charged in a catching quality.
Research and context:
In our encounters with the world, there
are sites in which our experience forms verbal knowledge, and therefor they are
considered as valid (profession, family, sexual and political identity, etc.) In
these sites we place our position by an external set of rules, which is
superior to us and definite. Our
encounters with other beings are also formed by this set of rules. by it, we
perceive ourselves as well as the other. under this disposition, the existence is
embodied in action. According to that,
non-action is a state of absence.
Other encounters with the world, sites of
intimacy, which words fail to describe, are therefor in-valid to the absolute
set of rules and are not regarded as sites of knowledge. They necessarily exist
outside the languages. In theater, lies a very
intimate connection to the world. In it, one recognizes herself and the other,
in a way which overcome the limits of the human verbal ability. It succeeds to
be intimate because it is not obliged to the contextual sense.
In this work, spectators are invited to
a site which examine the tensions between action and non-action. This
site allows processes of recognition, experience and internalization.
The piece is part of an ongoing research
which deals with expanding the meaning of the term Passivity. As part of
the research the following works has been created: Antarctica (2015) But he hesitated (2018) Nothing
Performers: Michal Arad, Nir Vidan and Eynav Rosolio Light design: Ofer Laufer Sound design: Niv Gafni Object and costumes design: Yasmin Steinmetz Assistant director: Galit Criden and Nurit Dreamer
Produced by Hazira Performance Art Arena in Jerusalem. Supported by Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts and Miklat 209, Tel Aviv.