Residency / 2021

 
 
Supported by Mifal Hapayis

Artistic committee - Hila Cohen-Schneiderman, Ido Feder, Michal Helfman and Gilad Ratman.

Rafi Perach

With Nati Ornan, Efrat Rubinstein, and Josh Sagie

Faye Shapiro

With Lia Amit, Amit Elan, Yotam Elal, and Hila Gluskinos

Gino

Flora Deborah, Olivia Hild, Haviv Kaptzon, Omer Sheizaf and Yoav Weinfeld.

Li Lorian

With Mai Aylon, Michal Sapir, Adva Weinstein

 
 
 
 
 

Rafi Perach

Rafi Perach

with Nati Ornan, Efrat Rubinstein,

and Josh Sagie

Rafi Perach, is a film director, musician, and a writer. Mostly uses these mediums as a tool to fuck with people's heads. 

Directed and written two feature films -"Drugged Out Sexed Up" and "Once upon a time in Tel Aviv".

In 2019 published his first novel - "The Rise and Fall of Shlomo", and led the musical groups - M.e.s.s, Mechonat Hereg, Pninat Hamizrah and more.

Nowadays finishing his second novel and working

on a third one.

Between the Fırat and the Dicle, there was a gathering of four beings, that represent the clash of Zen, trash, and surrendering to the moment and its rules.“Gom Jabbar” is the work of Rafi Perach, Nati Ornan, Efrat Rubinstein, and Josh Sagie, and is named after the pain test from “Dune”, a test in which a failure of controlling the mind during incredible pine will result in immediate death.

Faye Shapiro

Faye Shapiro

with Lia Amit, Amit Elan, Yotam Elal,

and Hila Gluskinos

 

Faye Shapiro is a singer, composer, and multidisciplinary artist. 

Her work treats voice and listening as a material, a tool, and a model for radical connection, personal and collective healing. It manifests in the forms of recordings, site-specific shows, and ceremonies. 

Among her recent works are “One night in Atlantis”  - a listening spectacle that debut at Mekudeshet festival, “Plexus voice healing workshops”-  a listening healing act at the national insurance branch as part of the Israel Festival, “SYSTEM” - a voice performance involving a 5 speaker installation at the Petach Tikva museum of art, a Jerusalem gallery, and Hateiva Tel-Aviv. Faye is the creator of “Plexus” - a platform for vocal research and healing, and was a co-founder of “Abra ensemble” and ״Great Gehenna choir״. Published the album “Elefneshikot”, and two mini-albums called “Sha'ar-Ra'ash” and “Faye + Einsof live at Musrara mix”

Faye Shapiro’s residency involves the weaving of existing collaborations into an activated field of resonance. As a musician, voice artist, and leader of collaborative practices, whose work in recent years is dedicated to exploring personal and collective healing, Shapiro’s journey is one of

listening into a calling.

 

In August 2020 after requesting the iconic Alejandro Jodorowsky for a collective healing act for the people of Israel (Watch the meeting here: https://youtu.be/obuYgn8PUqU)

Shapiro and her broad weave of collaborators started a journey that included residencies (within them a healing voice ceremony for the Jerusalem branch of the national insurance agency, for Israel festival), ceremonies, real fall-outs and crisis, actual breakthroughs and some very unexpected journeys. 

Some were under the wings of what one might call an “artistic practice” and some were pure events of Life, Life that emerges when deep listening and a healing intention arises.

 

The current residency created an almost mystic vessel for this work to further manifest.

The fruits of this exploration were shared with the pool: “Safe + Sound” Lab showing - a 36-hour medicine journey exploring voice, movement, and the healing power of expression (together with Lia Amit, Amit Elan, Yotam Elal, and Hila Gluskinos).

Gino

The sun came up, rising above the primordial soup. The microscopic organisms swim frantically up to the surface, trying to absorb as much light as they can before the cold night. Gino opened his eyes for the first time. Until now he lived in complete darkness but now he can see. The bright sunlight

that blinded him at first,  is now gently illuminating the water and the mud. Everything is quiet.

He stretches one arm out of the warm water and

then the other - sitting upright and feeling the wind on his newborn skin. After about an hour

(time hasn't been invented yet) he gets up at once. Surprised by how easy it is to be standing on both legs - higher than ever. “Not bad for a first time” he smiles to himself and starts walking.

 

Gino is a polyphonic entity. Five voices swirl between his brain and organs, in his ephemeral soul. They bubble up rhythmically, simultaneously, and lead him through desires, fires, fogs, images, motions, whistles, and noises. Gino is a constant argument. When daylight fades and the night

spirits awake he is on his stroll through Tel Aviv, spotting energy vortexes, on the search for a magical

layer in the city. 

Gino

is Flora Deborah, Olivia Hild, Haviv Kaptzon, Omer Sheizaf and Yoav Weinfeld.

Li Lorian

Li Lorian

With Mai Aylon, Michal Sapir, Adva Weinstein

 

Li Lorian, b. 1987 in Haifa, is an interdisciplinary artist and performer living and working in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011) and the MA Choreography and Performance program at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen (2020), supported by a fellowship of the DAAD.

She was an artist-in-residence at Mamuta Art and Media Center in Jerusalem (2012), Schloss Bröllin International Art Research Location (2015), Arad Art and Architecture Residency Program (2015), Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016, 2017) – where she developed the piece 'Exodus', selected for the Berliner Festspiele - Theatertreffen

Stückemarkt (2018).

Her recent works for stage include 'Three Biographies which are not mine' (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, FFM 2020), 'Only if I Have Nothing

to Cite, I Dance' (Performance 0:8 conference, Jerusalem 2019) and 'Correspondence #1'

(together with Marc Villanueva Mir, Frankfurter Kunstverein, FFM 2018).

www.lilorian.com

 

Pzura is a research-based project looking into deterritorialized forms of organization and bodily behaviors which respect vulnerability. Pzura (noun), meaning Diaspora in Hebrew, is a key notion for us to examine theoretical, political and philosophical concepts, while finding ways to embody them in choreographic means. Also, Pzura (adjective, female form), meaning scattered, dispersed, loose – is the kind of bodies which we wish to investigate – incoherent, open, partial, affective bodies.

Taking part: Mai Aylon, Michal Sapir, Adva Weinstein, and Li Lorian.

Kerem Shemi

 

Born 1988, is a dancer, choreographer, martial artist, and teacher. She holds a BA in dance and choreography from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and spent five years in China and Berlin at the WDP school for internal Chinese martial arts of Wudang. At present she explores her unique combination of martial arts and dance that manifests in her creation and teaching. She is a faculty member at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and conducts classes and workshops in various dance programs (Practice, Re-search, Archa etc.).

Uri Duvdevani

 
 

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 (BFA) and Escola Massana Barcelona (exchange program), as well as independent dance and choreography studies in Between Heaven and Earth, MASH Dance House, and Guf-Adam program.

His works combine a variety of plastic and performative mediums, and have been exhibited on numerous group exhibitions, stages, and a first solo exhibition at Barbur gallery Jerusalem in 2021. 

Participated in residency programs such as “Parazit Residency” at Bezalel Academy and the residency program of c.a.t.a.m.o.n dance group.

participated in works and collaborated with artists and choreographers including Tamar Binyamini, Andrea Peña, Mica Kupfer, Tal Kronkop,

Einav Rosolio, and others.

Or Ashkenazi

Born 1990 in Jerusalem. Or is a dancer, performer, and creator. She holds a B.A. in Movement and Choreography from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Or is intrigued by the

possibilities that the multidisciplinary field holds. 

Worked with various artists, such as Yasmeen Godder, Anat Shamgar, Hilla Ben-Ari, Iris Erez,

Guy Guttman, Tami Leibovits, Daniel Shufra,

and Ari Folman.