an Evening of Contrasts
"Like a full-throated rendition of your favorite pop song in a sleazy bar, Dibeler’s performances may have the veneer of naive optimism but they twang with the dissonance of an emotional breakdown"
- Philadelphia Weekly
LITAL DOTAN & EYAL PERRY
Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry (aka: Glasshouse) have been a collaborative team since 2001.
Their work is best described as interdisciplinary performative art, integrating elements of video, photography and installation into performance; challenging ideas pertaining to the role of art in society, the role of the audience in art and the very nature of art itself.
In their performative pieces they often involve the public, seriously examining public morality and the deeper, more hidden motivations behind social interactions.
In 2010 the Glasshouse project was hosted by seminal performance artist Marina Abramovic at her institute in San Francisco.
In addition to their work as Glasshouse, Lital & Eyal's works have been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries (the Israel Museum, the San Francisco Jewish Modern and the National Museum in Cracow among others) and can be found in public and private collections worldwide.
Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry: www.dotan-perry.com/
The search for my own narrative and “home” through the female migrant body is a persistent idea in my multidisciplinary practice. Profound sense of displacement pervades my creative thought process and I often utilize my own body as a point of departure and frequently as the only instrument at my disposal. Acting as a transcendental device, the body is a tool in various mediums, such as performance and video, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting and writing.
I relentlessly investigate the violent act of separation from one culture and frustrating necessary attempt to belong to another. Often mesmerized by the future promise of yet another place to conquer, I become conscious of the duality of the mind and body in the process. Whilst the mind clearly follows instructions to build a better stable secure life, the body wildly suppresses the sensory memory of a place once native. The liminal space between being there and being here becomes full of tense emptiness and possibilities.
Within this space, themes of endurance, time, identity and gender constructions are explored through mining my own experience of life as a woman in the East and West under different political regimes. Past ideals, current cultural stereotypes and desires, as well as ideological and political pressures make up a fertile ground for research and experimentation. The terrain of the existence of the Immigrant is analyzed, critiqued and observed via interdisciplinary combinations of media, making up a complex landscape of environments. Post-performance, post-eventual residue and ephemera is often exhibited and in itself re-constructed and created as evidential presence of the event, fictional or factual, once staged.
Katya Grokhovsky: www.katyagrokhovsky.net/
doors at 9:00pm performances at 9:30pm
Curated by Jill McDermid and Vincent Tiley