Be-Company Exhibition 1: pool-khan
Or Ashkenazi, Uri Duvdevani, Tamir Friedrich, Kerem Shemi, Ido Feder, Omri Rosen, Amit Tina, Tamar Even Chen
- Dance & performance
- Group show
- includes walking
- dress code for audience
- bring headphones
The audience should come dressed in white!
And with headphones!
This Be-Company Exhibition is based on works by various artists who courageously embarked on a six-month journey, drawing to a close on opening night, in which they set out to write a shared myth for the temple space of the Bat Yam Museum of Art. The museum, for the first time in Israel is wholly dedicated to presenting a dance and performance festival, and with the help of primary materials – a piano, a sword, a microphone, found-sound, a tree branch, an artwork – it’s turned into a space where one befriends death by operating in the space between the inanimate and the living. Utilising theatrical time, they envision the art world as a future site for ritual, which at the very least offers a new methodology that changes, even slightly, the experience of producing a festival.
The space holds a sculpture exhibition curated by Michal Helfman and Hila Cohen-Schneiderman, the full list of participating artists will be published close to the event.
This event includes a few works:
and so, I have a relationship with the sun
- SAT 25.6
- WED 29.6
- THU 30.6
- SAT 2.7
- WED 6.7
MoBY: Museums of Bat Yam
- By Or Ashkenazi, Uri Duvdevani, Tamir Friedrich, Kerem Shemi, Ido Feder
and so, I have a relationship with the sun
Deals with a tangible and fantastical world made up of painstaking and ritualistic actions.
Felling and diving
Compounding a tree and disappearing into the forest.
As part of the “Ensemble exhibition: Pool Khan” I use the museum as a space where it is possible to work and not only present, thus blurring the lines between the practical and the artistic act.
The environment I craft is influenced by the work “and so, I have a relationship with the sun” (2021) – a plastic dance piece that I created, which is also being performed at this exhibition.
A solo or duet for body and branch was conceived out of a preoccupation with the material and sculptural dimension of the body, through time, presence and movement.
The piece was woven in a period of drawing nearer to nature.
- Choreography & performance Or Ashkenazi
- Artistic consultation Zuki Ringart
- Music Zuki Ringart
- Sculpture Moshe Roas
Or Ashkenazi Bio
A dancer, performer, and a choreographer.
She graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, from the movement department and the choreography program.
As a creator, Or works in the seam between dance and visual arts. She is interested in different forms of presence and in changing resolutions of movement and emotion. Or was invited to create her work "and so, I have a relationship with the sun"(2021) at the Between Heaven and Earth Festival, and has performed it at the art gallery Atelier Shemi, The Gottesman Etching Center, and Ticho House - The Israel Museum.
Or has been dancing in the Yasmeen Godder Company since 2019, and collaborates with artists of different disciplines such as Anat Shamgar, Hilla Ben-Ari, Iris Erez, Guy Guttman, Tami Leibovits, Ari Folman, and others.
Piano, lamp, sofa, clock.
Four objects are manning a cloudy space, fixed in the empty fog, longing to dance.
Through verbal and physical expressions they relish in their being and mourn the uselessness of their still world.
In a dreamy-theatrical incident of awakening from their objectification, they word intelligent ideas about inner light, borrowed time and imperfection encapsulated in a non-matching pair of socks.
The dance of the objects questions the identity of the person in the act; where is he standing on the personification-objectification scale? What makes him different from the objects that surround him? Who's witnessing the existence of the other? Who's in control and who is being used?
The show uses signifiers of spiritual elevation, referring to iconic paintings and dance styles that signify joy or horror. These moments of elevation echo the ebb that follows them, the vivid dream highlights its break, celebration becomes terror and madness subsumes intelligence.
Reason sleeps and awakens alternately, producing desires and monsters.
- By Uri Duvdevani
- Performers Omri Rosen, Amit Tina, Tamar Even Chen, Uri Duvdevani
- Art Shahar Kedem, Uri Duvdevani
- Texts Omri Rosen, Amit Tina, Tamar Even Chen, Uri Duvdevani
- Costume design Yarden Peikin
- Music inspired by "piano man" by Billy Joel
Uri Duvdevani Bio
Born 1989 in the Golan Heights.
multidisciplinary artist and performer, lives in Jerusalem and works around Israel.
studied fine arts at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and dance and choreography in different independent programs.
His works combine plastic and performative mediums, and have been exhibited on numerous exhibitions and stages.
Kerem Shemi & Tamir Friedrich
The bodies are stubbornly laid in the world, embody relations in a passive consistency, just by their own being.
Simple actions illuminate the gaps between the things and enable to hear the spaces and sense their modulation.
The vibration is the echo of the action, it is the raw material setting things into motion.
The borders of the bodies are blurred, their functionalities liquefy and merge to the point of forming new ways of action
Kerem Shemi Bio
Kerem Shemi is an Israeli dancer, choreographer, martial artist and teacher. She holds a BA in dance and choreography from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. After her dance education she continued her movement research in China and Berlin training and teaching at the WDP school for Internal Chinese martial arts of Wudang. These days Kerem researches the combination of dance and martial arts and the way it manifests in choreography and teaching. She is a faculty member at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and at the dance program Practice and teaches workshops and classes in various dance programs
Tamir Friedrich Bio
Tamir Friedrich is a musician,composer and inter-disciplinary artist, based in jerusalem.
In his work he is interested in the encounter of sound and body, improvisation and soundscape recordings.
He’s a graduate in multidisciplinary composition from the jerusalem academy of music and dance and Studied choreography in the academy.
A group member of the great gehenna choir and a member and co- founder of the artist collective- “sedsek”.
In fact, it's all about the dancers.
It's their story, as they are the ultimate art object.
One that can be in company, enter and exit the museum.
- Choreography Ido Feder
- Dancers Tamar Even Chen, Amit Tina & Omri Rosen
- Sound Tamir Friedrich
Ido Feder Bio
Ido Feder is a choreographer and artist interested in extended choreography, intervening curatorship and rituals of dance and performance. He studies dance in Codarts, Rotterdam; choreography in CCN Montpellier; and has two degrees in philosophy from Tel Aviv University. His works have been performed in major stages in Israel, and also abroad.
He is the artistic director of Diver Festival, which slowly but surely forms a new context for art and dance in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. He is the founder of “Tights: dance and thought”, which is a platform that cultivates an intellectual community based on the links of dance and philosophy, it offers a residency program, research groups, seminars, an annual conference and more.