Cinemay is a video screening series curated by May Zarhy. In dedicated sessions, May presents stage works that haven’t been seen in Israel up to the point of the screening for various reasons: the pieces are no longer being performed, cannot be toured in Israel, are made by artists that reject coming to perform in Israel, or other. The program presents full-length documentation of these selected pieces followed by a video conference with the respective artist/s, in order to meet and dialogue with the person behind the work, rather than remain with the admiration for the video object. The main goal of the series is to overcome geographic borders and to expose the Israeli audience to artists and types of works, which they are less familiar with, as well as to momentarily extend the "shelf life" of a performance.
The screenings are accompanied by a contextual introduction.
The 2017-18 season of the program was supported by Kelim Choreographic Center.
The 2018-19 season will be in collaboration with Kelim Choreographic Center and the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv.
Season 2017-18 included the following works:
17.12.2017 - Eszter Salamon “Reproduction” (2004)
14.01.2018 - Filiz Sizanli & Mustafa Kaplan “Dokuman” (2009)
18.02.2018 - Maria Campos Arroyo “Time Takes The Time Time Takes” (2015)
15.04.2018 - Martin Schick “Not my piece - postcapitalism for beginners” (2012)
29.04.2018 - Panaibra Canda “Point of Intersection” (2014)
12.12.2018 - Lucy Guerin "Untrained" (2009)