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 I CAN'T HOLD IT / Performance + Video Art  (2015)

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A man and a woman are wondering through varying landscapes.

They move on the threshold of natural existence and brutality.

They are trying to grasp…. Something…

A man and a woman as an archetype.

A man and a woman like you and me.

Young couple who wants to conquer the world, or at least to build in it a home.

 

They are coming to the theater to settle down. Actions and moves from the reality of the Israeli occupation are copied and reflected in private and romantic spaces. The boundary between the pedestrian and the theatrical, between reality and fantasy are undermine .

They are imprisoned in their primal urge for a place, for possession.

 

The work deals with borders, the need to demarcate them, their negation and their absurdity.

The point of departure is the act of urinating. A simple and everyday act. Urinating is a physical need on the one hand, and a violent, and at times even insulting, territorial act on the other. It is an action that encompasses the gender binary and destabilizes the separation between inside and outside both within the anatomical formation and the presentation of an intimate gesture in the public domain.

Length: 65 min

Video length : 11:03 min.

**Premiered at Acco International Fringe Theatre Festival.

 

 

***Winning the best video award at Acco Theatre Festival 2015.


Created by Ophir Ben Simon and Merav Dagan 
Performers: Ophir Ben-Shimon, Merav Dagan, Morris Rosenthal, Reut Shaibe.
Video: Ophir Ben Simon & Merav Dagan
Light Design: Amir Castro
Producer and show manager: Reut Shaibe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/VIDEO ART SCREENING:

 

 

Tmuna Theater (2016-2017)

 

Indie Gallery , Shvil Hamertz 5, Tel-Aviv.

 

Binyamin Gallery, Shvil Hameretz 3, Tel-Aviv.

 

OTION FRONT STUDIO, Brooklyn, NY, United States.

 

 

Interview on the israeli radio Reshet A , Israel - I cant hold it
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