IRAN - ISRAEL . 2013

 

Video & Performance

collaboration between Maya Smira & Samira Hashemi

Iran-Israel video and live performance show two young female artists leaning onto each other, pushing and holding at the same time. One is from Iran and the other from Israel, nowadays enemy countries. The scene takes place in a deserted landscape, which is similar both to the Israeli & Iranian remote landscapes. The women uses their bodies to create a simple shape of a triangle which they tend to keep stable even when their bodies start to exhaust and shake. The artists try to manifest the interpersonal tension that is generated by their bodies, as well as the political situation. This feminine manifestation of coexistence, depicts how bodies interact with each other in a situation of dependance & conflict.
The durational live performance takes place simultaneously as the ongoing video projection.

Installation View: 

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 2019
Curated by Shir Meller-Yamaguchi
Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel-Aviv 2015
Curated By Gilat Elkeslasi & Vera Pilpoul
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 2019
Curated by Shir Meller-Yamaguchi
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 2019
Curated by Shir Meller-Yamaguchi
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2013
Live performance
Diego Rivera Gallery
San Francisco, California
Disjecta Art Center, Portland, 2014
Live performance
Disjecta Art Center
Portland, Oregon
Experimental Film Festival Portland
Curated By Hanna Piper Burns
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2013
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2013
Live performance
Diego Rivera Gallery
San Francisco, California
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Video Projection at San Francisco Art Institute Tower