Art/Life 2011

(19.5-24.6.2011, See Invitation, Bezalel, Yaffo 23, Jerusalem Post office building, third floor (elevator from 3 Koresh St.), )

View Invitation


Concert for string trio and a digital instrument, D. J. Spooky

May19-June 24


Thursday, June 9th-June 22/3
A2 Company: the future of death
Workshop begins, participants are welcome to register in advance (free of charge but with time commitment of few hours daily till the performance day)

Wednesday and Thursday, June 22-23, 8pm

A2 -
A2 is a collaboration between Alit Kreiz & Anton Mirto created in 1999, London. Together they create experimental theatre and performance installation projects which aim to explore new physical, visual and emotional language forms.
Committed to providing creative participatory opportunities, A2 often engages people from different ages and backgrounds in both its process and performance work.

The future of death -
A participatory event with 40 diverse local people, across ages, background, experience, faith & ability to explore self & well being through ideas surrounding Living & Dying, leading to a performance-presentation in Bezalel, Yaffo 23/ Jerusalem

This is an emotional journey that shed light on different conception of death and the way they reflect back on life.

9.6-24.6  Gateway 11 / Schir

 Claire Waffel was selected as “artist in residence” in Bezalel, Yaffo 23/ Jerusalem. She spent 4 months living and working in the city and the results of her research and work will be displayed from June 9th as part of the exhibition Life/Art at Bezalel, Yaffo 23.

Waffel uses a variety of media such as film, photography, drawing and installation to create an interaction between disparate time periods and structures. Her works often depict the collision of parallel but inconsistent time periods, revealing unusual aspects of history and memory, while also examining the medium according to its relationship with time. Waffel's work ranges from personal narrative to analytical abstract installations.

The first component of the exhibition is a short video entitled “Still,” created in 2010. The film, set in Berlin, is pieced together by a series of images of the artist lying down rigidly in various spaces throughout the city. The clips present a multi-faceted resistance against both the fast-paced movement and the verticality of the city. Her tense position is not reminiscent of death or falling, but rather aims to underscore her active decision to resist, and encourages a sense of irritation and discomfort. The video also serves to test the audience’s reaction and invite the viewer to become involved in the installation.

The other two pieces are variations on photography, created by Waffel during her residency at Yaffo 23. While the video explores especially the relationship between landscape and cityscape, these installations examine the interplay between landscape and ideology. With the assumption that the presentation of a landscape is shaped by ideology, the artist approaches landscape as a conversation between geography and history, and examines what is projected onto a landscape.

The first of these two pieces is a large black and white photograph of a manmade hill near the Dead Sea. The photograph is cut into strips, which hang, together but separate, from the ceiling. The second is a series of aluminum triangles on which are transferred various blurred and abstracted photographic images of the Dead Sea, Masada, and the Negev desert. The aluminum gives texture and dimensionality to the images, and the layout engages the exhibition space in a multi-dimensional manner.

Claire Waffel studied for her BA in Media Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and received an MA in Photography at the London College of Communication, University of Arts, London. Her work has been exhibited at the Kunsthaus Dresden, and the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, and numerous group shows. Her residency in Bezalel, Yaffo 23 was supported by Schir-Art Concepts, The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and the Goethe Institue, Jerusalem.

22-23 june, 20:00

A2 International Performance Group has arrived in Jerusalem

The sixth part of the live performance "The Future of Death" will be featured at Yaffo 23 as a part of "Life/Art", an event based exhibition. The two week workshop with local participants will conclude in two performances in front of a live audience

 Bezalel, Yaffo 23/ Jerusalem
Post office building, third floor (elevator from 3 Koresh St.)
Telephone: +972 (0)2 624-9363