Meeting Brian Wash
The work examines the ways in which brainwashing techniques are employed in order to oppress resistance among people; how social or physical systems manipulate us into blind obedience. Meeting Brian Wash was commissioned by the Performance Art Arena in Jerusalem, lead by the artistic direction of Doron Tavori. On stage, five performers alternatively assume the roles of a manipulating group and a manipulated individual. The performers subject each other to various experiments according to each person’s own pressure point. A totalitarian-like figure (played by Tavori) is projected on screen and monitors their every move. Meeting Brian Wash was premiered at Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv, 2008.
Credits & CollaboratorsChoreography & Direction Arkadi Zaides Associate artistic creation and lighting Itay Weiser Cast Sascha Engel , Shani Granot, Amit Hadari, Danny Neyman , Doron Tavori, Sharon Zuckerman Weiser Text Sharon Zuckerman Weiser Costumes Eran Shani Production Anat Cederbaum Co-produced by Hazira - Performance Art Arena (IL)→
In a weekly event throughout the season, Dansehallerne presents meetings between affiliated artists and guests. In the upcoming session which topic is 'Choreography or Activism?' Arkadi Zaides will have a conversation with the choreographer Efva Lilja.
The experience and representation of collectivity are closely linked to an active act of imagination and representation where identities are not just given but constructed and performed. Thus, artistic and theoretical practices matter in this process of chosen or imposed filiations and legacies. What does it mean when a body, in the desire of having something in common, of sharing certainty, stands in for a broader cause? How do gestures and movement equip us with a sense of recognition, with a feeling of home? And where does collectivity end up in monitoring our imagination and introduce (self-)censorship? “Violence of Inscriptions #3” will host Farah Saleh, Frédéric Pouillaude, deufert&plischke, Jens R. Giersdorf, Didem Pekün, Kat Francois and Invernomuto for the 3ed event in the series.
What influence do images have on migration policies? How do dictatorial regimes produce their imagery? Is there an ethical way to document war zones? USAGES GÉOPOLITIQUES DES IMAGES is a new publication that sets to examine these issues through the works of various contemporary artists. The book compiles the writing of twelve contributors, among them is Frédéric Pouillaude, whose essay examines Zaides' practice over the past years.→