I am a theater and performance artist, living and working in Tel Aviv and Abirim in the Galilee, Israel. I graduated from the School of Visual Theater, Jerusalem, in 2013.
I create out of a reimagined female family history. I mold images from the history of art so that they become reflections of the family cell, in search of a cohesive world, existing in a fictional atmosphere of its own. I assemble this existence by composing a visual course of tactility and aesthetics, and through the physical practice of my performers. My tools are the body, the space, physical objects and time.
I begin by sitting in the space the performance takes place in. I contemplate its architecture and flow, its lines, shapes, and colors. Gradually I establish a relationship with the site, understanding its needs from me, and my needs of it.
As part of claiming the space, I incorporate custom-made objects. The treatment of the space and the installment of the objects are done in collaboration with my partner in life and in work, designer Ofer Berman. Together, we experiment with materials and their functions, and manufacture sculptures which are later recreated, or brought to life, on stage. With their appearance and movement, these scenographic sculptures search for wonder and fantasy. I aim for body-object harmony.
My use of objects on stage allows each item the time it needs to form, to dry, to harden - I wait until the materials are ready to use. The movement of the women on stage is also sensitive to time. I stretch time and make it wider, diffuse it, seeking time from a different dimension. The rhythm and pace is quiet, silent of text or speech.
I search for moments where I am able to emphasize the flesh-and-blood human bodies on stage. Acts that accentuate the living performers and their physical presence, are used as the needle with which I try to puncture the hermetic images I create.