photo: Marcus Lieberenz

Moves Without Borders

Moves Without Borders is a collaborative curatorial project between Zaides, Goethe-Institute Israel, and additional partners. The project took place between 2012-2015, during this time contemporary avant-garde choreographers were invited present their work and lead workshops in Tel Aviv, Jaffa and Bat Yam. The project provided local audience and performance practitioners a chance to get acquainted with different choreographic practices. List of participating artists included: Marten Spangberg (SE), Meg Stuart (DE/BE), Philipp Gehmacher (AT), deufert&plischke (DE), Myriam Van Imschoot (BE), Alain Franco (BE), and Rodrigo Sobarzo (CL/NL).

Moves Without Borders aimed to critically reflect on the political climate in Israel, a reality of borders and walls. Looking back at the participating artists, one can notice a clear Eurocentric orientation. Contrary to its original objective to promote a borderless cultural exchange, it seems that the project had reinforced the existing situation. The dialogue took place between artists from hegemonic countries, while the voices of artists from marginal countries remained unheard. Nevertheless, the tools that were acquired during the program will hopefully resonate within the Israeli dance community, and will pave the way to an engaged and radical dance scene.

Past Events

5 November 2013
One Single Action: Laughing with Meg Stuart, Arab Jewish Community Center, Jaffa, Israel
8 November 2013
An Evening of Solo Works by Meg Stuart, Warehouse 2, Jaffa, Israel
12—19 December 2013
from postures to jestures, to objects, to words - Exhibition by Philipp Gehmacher, HaChalalit Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
21 November 2014
APNEA by Rodrigo Sobarzo, Warehouse 2, Jaffa, Israel
Usages Géopolitiques Des Images

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. 

14—15 March 2018