Dr. Dror Harari will screen his documentary film based on the recorded interviews that he has been collecting over the past decade as part of his research. Dror interviewed pioneers of conceptual and performance art in Israel: curator Yona Fischer, historian Dr. Gideon Ofrat, artists Avital Geva, Yocheved (Juki) Weinfeld, Efrat Natan, Sharon Keren among others. Ada Rimon took these materials and edited them into a fascinating film that traces the introduction of “the action” into Israeli art through stories, gossip, testimonies and documentations. The film shapes Dror Harari’s research and exposes the roots of the Israeli Performance art family tree.
After the film, a conversation will be held about the materials, the process of producing the film, artistic dynasties and family trees with Ada Rimon. She will be talking to Dr. Daphna Ben-Shaul — Theatre and performance researcher and senior lecturer in the department of Theatre arts at Tel Aviv University.
The two teach at the School of Visual Theater, and, they happen to be mother and daughter.
Dr. Dror Harari’s research is supported by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
Additional guests in this evening’s salon:
Savyon, Performance artist, poet, dancer and probability researcher
Lonnie Monka, Poet, author, curator for cultural events and Doctoral student in the Department of Theater History at the Hebrew University.
Maayan Mozes, Artist who deals with art in public spaces, performance and video. Teacher and content developer for Liebling Haus and Olympus—a program for artists in Liebling Haus. Graduate of the School of Visual Theatre.
Nogah Davidson, Curator, artist and writer
Manolis Tsipos, Cross-disciplinary artist and Greek researcher
Menahem Goldenberg, Philosopher, editor of the Maakaf magazine together with Guy Gutman, member of Ensemble 209, founder and member of the Order. Writer lecturer in Philosophy and western culture.
Avinoam Sternheim, Artist and musician, member of the Order. Creator of psychosophy cards (the Order’s tarot cards) together with Menahem Goldenberg.
Yair Vardi, Performance artist, dramaturge, and light designer, initiator of the “a-genre” festival at the Tmuna Theater and an artistic director in his early years.
Eran Eizenhamer, Architect, curator and pedagogue. Eran is a studio instructor at the Department of Interior Building & Environment Design of Shenkar College of Engineering, and and Manager of Olympus—a program for artists in Liebling Haus.