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About Light and Darkness

The second project of Corpus:Research is a series of four lectures and a workshop about light and darkness given by Omer Sheizaf. Through the aforementioned we will learn how to work with light as an artistic tool, from its basic features to the cultural languages and dialects in which it can speak. We will get familiar with the lighting system, the classical and contemporary means of lighting, and suggest the possibility of referring to light in early stages of the artistic process, thus establishing organic relations between it and the other components of the work.

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Omer Sheizaf

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

Lighting Designer and artist (b. 1982), Bachelor of Arts from Tel Aviv University in Literature and Philosophy and Master of Arts from Bezalel. He has exhibited in many exhibitions, including at the Triumph Moscow Gallery, the artist's workshops, the Nehoshtan Museum, Basis (Base) gallery and more. His work deals with the relationship between performative and environmental in the light of public space and stage. As a lighting designer, he has developed a unique language for lighting in dance and in contemporary theater for which he has won awards (including the Fringe Award and the Acre Festival Prize), which he teaches at several universities. Collaborated with many artists in Israel and around the world, including: Yasmeen Godder, Roy Assaf, Neta Barzilai, Bat Sheva Dance Company, Sharon Eyal, Jonathan Levy, Noam Inbar, L.A. Dance Project (LADP), Göteborg Opera, Ballet du Capitol Toulouse And many others. He is a teacher at the Visual Theater School and the Jerusalem Dance and Music Academy.

Series of Lectures:

Fridays at 10 a.m., Mendel Cultural Center


Lecture 1 - 12.7: The charged environment - democracy, neutrality and manipulation in the dark and illuminated public spaces and on stage.

Lecture 2 - 26.7: The guiding hand - punctuation, manipulation and directing in the tradition of lighting.

Lecture 3 - 2.8: The disorder - neat and chaotic in the perception of contemporary light between environment and stage.

Lighting workshop in four sessions:

Fridays 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and Saturdays 9 pm - 5 pm at Mendel Cultural Center

On the following dates: 27.7, 2.8, 9.8, 10.8


Poster invitation to a workshop and series of lectures with Omer Sheizaf.

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