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
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
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.