E-sheket/116 Reasons / Maayan Liebman-Sharon and Yaara Nirel

Description of the project:

Collaboration between a choreographer, a video artist and a scientist created a piece

investigating the point of interface between the technological alienation and the human

existential anxiety state.

Choreographer Maayan Liebman-Sharon, video-artist Yaara Nirel and Dr. Ofra Benny, studied

over the past year the synthesis of nanoscience and visual art.

The living body is examined under the lens of microscope - enlarged, duplicated, dismantled

and creates a molecular complex world, remarkably close to the chaotic reality in which we live in.

E-sheket/116 Reasons is a dance and video performance (a duet for two dancers with a live

video projection), which takes its initial inspiration from kinetic and dynamic processes that

characterize the motion of the nanoparticles and from the morphing of the cells in the human

body, and engages existential anxiety and concern. In this piece the artists investigate the

kinetic process and visual motion of the nanotech world to its varieties.

The work was created as a part of the “Nano-art” project, that combines art and nanoscience,

initiated by The Jerusalem Municipality, The Hebrew University, Machol Shalem center, Hazira

and Maamuta. ‏

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YNpr_kM97U

BIOGRAPHY

Maayan Liebman–Sharon A Jerusalem based Choreographer, Modern Orthodox. Her work was

performed in various festivals in Jerusalem such as "Jerusalem International Dance Week" of "Machol

Shalem, "From Jaffa to Agripas", "Between heaven and Earth Festival, Suzanne Dellal Centre, Dan David

Prize Award Ceremony. Her pieces was performed in different events accruing in museums and galleries

including "The Israel Museum", "Haifa Museum of Art", "The Bible Lands Museum", "Tower of David

Museum".

Yaara Nirel A multidisciplinary creator in video, dance, performance and design, based in Tel Aviv. Her

work has been presented and performed in various festivals in Israel and Europe , And in events, theaters

and exhibitions, Her work was performed in various festivals in Jerusalem such as "Jerusalem

International Dance Week" of "Machol Shalem, "From Jaffa to Agripas", Suzanne Dellal Centre, Dan

David Prize Award Ceremony. Graduate of Bezalel academy of art and design, jerusalem, and the ‘Kelim

choreography’ year workshop.