IRAN - ISRAEL . 2013

 

Video & Performance

   Collaboration between Maya Smira & Samira H.

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
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 2019

Curated by Shir Meller-Yamaguchi

Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel-Aviv 2015
Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel-Aviv 2015

Curated By Gilat Elkeslasi & Vera Pilpoul

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 2019
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 2019

Curated by Shir Meller-Yamaguchi

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 2019
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 2019

Curated by Shir Meller-Yamaguchi

Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2013
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2013

Live performance Diego Rivera Gallery San Francisco, California

Disjecta Art Center, Portland, 2014
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
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2013
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 2013

Live performance Diego Rivera Gallery San Francisco, California

Video Projection at San Francisco Art Institute Tower