CHAMBERS OF CHAMBERS // Tel-Aviv

4 encounters with the audience, at 4 different spaces in Tel Aviv, around 4 different biblical women with no names

During 2015-2016, the Pathos-Mathos Company opened the doors of its Beit-Midrash and invited the audience for a series of reflexive, experiential encounters in unique spaces. An invitation to study with us, using our tools. Through dialogue, personal stories touching the biblical characters, and using performative and visual /inquiry.

 

The program included: 

Midrash no.1: The Medium is the Message  - in the wake of the Sorceress of Ein Dor

"Be not afraid; for what seest thou" , Samuel 28:13.

Location: Yom-Tov caffe, Yom tov st, No 30, Tel-Aviv.

Midrash no.2: Out of the strong, something sweet  - following Shimshon’s mother

" Of all that I said unto the woman let her beware" Judges| 13:13.

Location: Kobi Merkuri, A boutique barbershop, Bar Cochva 48 st, Tel-Aviv

Midrash no.3: You are Hereby Dissected for me - in the wake of the concubine from the Hill

"And it was so, that all that saw it said: Such a thing hath not happened nor been seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day" , Judges | 19:30.

Location: Assistance Center for the victims of sexual assault, Tel Aviv

Midrash no.4: The Righteous Woman of Sodom – in the wake of Lot's Wife

"But his wife looked back from behind him" , Genesis |19: 26.

Location: OTCA, Qdumim square 8, old Jaffa.

The Chambre of Chambres project aspires to respond to both the apparent and concealed realities, through a correspondence with local mythology, and holds a dialogue with mythical ideas which left their marks on Jewish society in general, and Israeli society in particular. Concepts, images, and insights that were formulated for us, internalized, and linger within our personal and public memory pool.

During the months December-March 2015, the company held in Tel Aviv  4 visual MIDRASHIM , which were supported by the Rabinowitz fund for arts, and 929 project . The events were open to the public, in alternative spaces, as site specific events.

This experimental concept invited the audience to enter the company’s chamber of chambres, mediated by each space and the reality it is loaded with, in order to study together with the artists from the very beginning of the process, using our tools, in dialogue, through personal stories touching the biblical characters, and through the performative and visual investigation which wrapped the experience.

Following the first stage of the series of events that took place in Tel Aviv, the company was invited to develop the next stage and present it at the Elma art center in Zichron Yaakov.  The event was modified to specifically fit the new venue.

Credits

 Artistic Director: LilacH Dekel-Avneri

Artists and Participants that took part in the project: Boogie Ben, Lilach Ben Ami, Lihi Chen , Shachaf Dekel, Adaya Godlevsky, Eran Hadas, Jonathan Hirschfeld, Yotam Izraeli, Keren Katz,  Hila Lahav, Ayelet Lerman, Prof. Shimon levi, Zohar Meidan, Assi Meshullam, Noa Sarig, Maya Weinberg, Michal Weinberg, Lani Shahaff . 

Dramaturgy: Yotam Izraeli

Production managers: Lee Shati, Noa manor , Sima Agia, Maya Nitzan.

Photography & Posters design: Shachaf Dekel

Partenrs: Keren Rabiniviz & 929