Earth and Bodies
Wednesday, November 12th (4pm - 6pm) : TISH (table) inspired by the hassidic tradition, 10 guests will gather around a table, for a discussion. Soup, bread, and wine will be served to them. On the theme of «earth», the artists will lead a discussion (in English), for the participants who come from various fields, such as artistic, literary, political, or scientific.
It will be followed by a discussion with the public.
Thursday, November 13th: The artists will conduct a series of creative workshops in the aim to demonstrate the relationships between the body and the earth, between the earth and science.
The public is invited to participate in drawing, collage, and narration workshops. During the exercises, mud from the Dead Sea will be made available to the participants.
The works will remain on exhibit until November 15th, 2014.
If you want to join the roundtable and/or participate to the workshops, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Text by Doron Polak:
« Man is born of the Earth and returns to it. It is our destiny. We live on it and fulfill the commandment of fruitfulness and creation. The German poet Paul Celan spoke about the cursed earth and how it is “a large, black grave which threatens to swallow all of us”. And indeed, there are positive currents that pulse through the earth as well as crucial dangers. In his essay “Experience and Poverty” the philosopher Walter Benjamin uses the well-known story of the old man who shares the secret of buried treasure with his children. After his death, they dig in the soil of the vineyard they inherited, but do not find the treasure. The earth however, rewards them with superior fruit.»
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