“My body knows unheard-of songs…” (Hélène Cixous)
untitled is a continuation of Zarhy’s exploration into the interweaving of body and sound. Through a loose tribute to the fluorescent light works of artist Dan Flavin, Zarhy places the work in-between choreography and the visual arts. Together with musician Elad Bardes, the artists create a resonating space of image and sound, where the two elements sustain a continuous contrapunt moving between states of immersion, diversion, and at times audiovisual clashes. The piece asks to cut through language and to dive into the flesh, to operate in the field of the senses, aiming to reverberate in “that” which we all have: a body. Based on a series of recordings of own physical bodily activities that are sampled and recomposed in real-time, the artists compose a disorienting, fantastic and at times uncanny environment. Through an aesthetic proposition, that is as much a performance, as a live sculpture or a transforming 3D painting, a physical experience takes place, triggering the spectator’s senses and demanding his*her full presence and sensitivity to be an imminent part of this rite.
Conceived, composed and performed by: May Zarhy
Music by: Elad Bardes
Space and light objects: Boaz Beja Gilad
External eye: Sigal Bergman
Intern: Rotem Grinberg
HaZira Performance Art Arena
Supported by:Mifal Hapais
Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv
With thanks to RE-SEARCH Professional training program.
Thanks to Nitzan Cohen and Sergio Edelzstein.