Chelouche Gallery For Contemporary Art, 15 Hazorfim st. Old Jaffa
Night World is an encounter between Kim Teitelbaum and Zohar Shafir and Kathy Acker’s ‘Persian Poems’. Performed in the distinct space of Chelouche gallery in the old city of Jaffa. Through these coordinates the piece wishes to evoke the figure of Janey Smith, a child- prostitute.
Yes to Schmaltz.
Yes to sticky, bloody unions.
Performed by Kim Teitelbaum & Zohar Shafir
Kim Teitelbaum (1984) focuses, through multidisciplinary translation and transference, on dance as a confrontional transformative phenomenon. Kim is a dancer, costume & stage designer and video maker. He has been working in the Israeli dance field as a choreographer since 2015. As choreographer: ‘Main Heroine’ (Diver festival 2019), ‘The Gloaming’ (Habait Theater 2019) and ‘Pretending Give In’ (IntimaDance, CCA 2022), and the videos ‘Bnot Arbaim’ (Arnevet Mertz Festival 2021) and ‘Braidotti’s Pussy’ (The Center for Digital Art, Holon 2022). In collabration with Moran Yitzhaky Abergel they co-created the pieces: ‘ASTARTE’ (2015, 2019), ‘An Etude for Body & Control’ (2016), ‘Z-A-kick’ (2017) and have been working on an ongoing project entitled ‘Working Tools’ (2017-23). A performative research group of artists and Intellectually Disabled adults supported by Kelim choreography center in Bat- Yam. This research project culminated in the pieces: ‘Second Beat’ (2017), ‘Beating’ (2019) and ‘An Act of Principle’ (2022)
Zohar Shafir (1981) is a musician and performer who works in the space between Pop-music nostalgia and its deconstruction. Her creative process spans vocal performance, original composition and the unique processing of her sound with the use of tapes, archival materials and various electronic tools. Parallel to her activity in the field of experimental music Shafir publishes her Pop albums under the name of Nico Teen. To date she has released four solo albums as part of this ongoing project. Whether in collaboration with other artists or in her solo project, Shafir deals with dismantling and reassembling structures which feature and explore vocal expression. Her texts are original and deal with the subconscious, the imaginary and mundane, while keeping a focus on the liminality and darker side of the existential experience.