This performance is an response to an invitation of the Bible Land museum in Jerusalem in 2012 to react to the sculptures of Manuel Alvarez that were shown in the museum during that period. The dancers who participated to this performance are Shay Haramaty, Lazaro Godoy and the artist.
This performance Magen David was shown in the Halalit Gallery in Tel-Aviv in 2010 during the Tel-aviv performance festival 'Oz in the city'. The performance lasted 1 hour 30 min during which I painted the wall in red, sewed a foam cloth, hanged myself on a rotating screw and painted a Star of David with my arms stretched apart.
Magen David - 2010
Documentation of Performance of 1hour 30minutes made in the Halalit Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
In the performance 'Menorah', I lit seven candles and placed them evenly, three along each arm and one on the tip of my head. Once the candles were lit, the room was darkened and the candles were the only source of light. My arms were spread out with the flickering light of the candles and I swirled for several minutes, reflecting the meditation ceremony performed by the Sufis. The performance was first shown in Beit Berl college in 2010, then in Alfred Gallery as part of Performance Festival, in ST-ART residence, and the documentation of the performance was shown in FusionArt museum in New York. The original performance lasted 20 minutes.