A blink of hovering, of latitude, of outbreak .Nothing is certain but uncertainty. Images are images, they need no narrative. Snapshots in which time lost its meaning.
Something breaks, something else isn’t there yet. And in-between the feeling that everything is possible. Dissolving identities. It’s a fight. And while we try to understand our surroundings, we forget what we are looking for. I am looking from above, I am looking from within. We are dreaming of a utopian place but we know it will never exist. And we give ourselves to this delusion while we wonder what or who is this “we“ we are talking about. I see you. I see you. I see you, yes, I do.
Antje Cordes, born and raised in Gießen (GER), is a performance creator, artist and dramaturg, living and working between Germany and Jerusalem. She graduated from the University for Music and Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig, the School of Visual Theater Jerusalem and studied an additional year at the Musrara School of Art and Society. Her practice is mainly based on stage works, with an expansion to more fluid formats and different media in the past years. She is currently interested in the performativity and aesthetics of contemporary media, the realities they create, their emotional politics, and how to combine these qualities with those of live performance, theater and music.
My work, “Cum”, is dealing with the subject of night life and the gay community, and with the question of sexuality as a value of paramount importance among this community.
My attitude towards the performers as sexual objects, not as people, is typical to pornography and the club scene. I’m providing a glance to the dark rooms, in which there is a very clear division between predator and prey.
The way boundaries are being broken in one second, sexual harassment as a part of the routine, and us, as viewers, legitimizing sexual harassment, weather we are a part of the situation or just by-standers.
The bending of gender rules, the contrast between a live object and a virtual object, and referring to the audience as performers – are all confronting the viewers with ethical questions regarding the concrete reality and the reality of the performance.
Performance artist, comedian and contemporary theater instructor. Graduated from the School of Visual Theater and Holding a BA in Psychology from Ben Gurion University Israel has a rich background in street performance, clowning and guerrilla art. He initiates and produces performance shows for art students and young artists in Jerusalem and other locations. In the past few years he collaborated with a number of different groups in the city
Among other platforms for performance, he produced shows titled: “Tea Party”, “Site Effect”, “pulhan ishiut” and “hahazuti bahanut”
Currently, he is a teacher for theater and contemporary circus at the Amit center for Gifted Children in Tel Aviv and is an exemplary citizen
His shows are nice and funny
As a student he received an award, but hoping to get a more important award, but not too important so that he can stay in the Fringe theater
The exhibition explores the wound that emerges from the tension between apathy and empathy. As I confront this intersection, I want to flee. Looking only at the pastoral fragment of nature that remains in the crack between the ruins and the building, narrowing my eyes and focus on what is left, Using what I’ve got to build as pleasant reality as possible, but discovers that the outcome is based on rotting foundations. Finding myself walking on the ledge, comfortably numb.
In a space of flamboyant aesthetics a beautiful yet faraway, apocalyptic and cynical landscapes takes shape. Inviting for a stroll between the personal and the political.
Multi-disciplinary artist, Director, Choreographer and performer.
A graduate of the School of Visual Theater 2019, winner of the Jerusalem Mayor's Excellence Award. An exchange program at "Justus-liebig-university Giessen - Institute for theater studies" Germany, preparatory program in the "Yoram Levinstein" acting studio, An excellent project of the "Bat Sheva" company for outstanding dance students.
Creator 'By virtue of the Same Movement' which premiered at the 'Acco' Festival 2019, and won the Best Performance, Director-Creator, Sound and Music, and Space Design Award. Performed and created at the "shop theater", the "Bat Yam" festival, the Israel Museum, the Tower of David and more.
Through movement, text, and games with objects and sound, explores and deals with body and consciousness, power relations and existential absurdity.
My interest lies in Scenography and the way the moving body alters the space.
In my works, I'm curious about the bodiless movement of light both as a language of communication, as primal material and as decoration. Engaged by the human spirit and its natural forces, and in the tension between the mystic and the earthly.