“1,2,3,Herring” video work, naming after the famous children game, presents the artist playing in front of three cardboard figure, dressed in a gray uniform, which looks like a uniform of World War II soldier or a pioneer’s uniform. The scene takes place on a reconstruction war site in Israel, of the 1948 war between Egypt and Israel, where flat iron figures of Egyptian soldiers are planted in the battlefield. In the video the artist is fighting against himself while playing popular children game 1,2,3 herring. In this game the participants run up whenever the seeker turns his back to them, while he is counting to three, The participants should look like frozen when the seeker finish counting and turn toward them. The game is known also as “green light, red light”.
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Animated in stop motion and starring Milgrom’s own Dolly Breakfast, the video tells a short urban tale placed in a cyber analog setting. Under a light and entertaining surface it touches gently on the classic dilemma all ambitious pop musicians face – the desire for fame and its threat on authenticity.
A postmodern adaptation for stage and video based on Aristophane’s play
by Emanuella Amichai and Ran Slavin
Director and choreographer: Emanuella Amichai
Video director and post production: Ran Slavin
Aristophanes play tells the story of Lysistrata and the women of Greece who went on a sex-strike against their men until they ended the Peloponnesian War. In Lysistrata/X we find ourselves in a futuristic world, following the Lysistratian Revolution which didn’t end with the peace treaty, in fact it developed and grew ever more extreme. The world is now ruled entirely by women, men are of only functional use.
A long, endless night, out of season, out of time. A tedious labor that is both pride and curse. Kilometers of tunnels. Darkness. Blackened men. One woman. Patrizia, the only female miner in Italy, enters a dialogue with her dead father, an unburied memory. The last 150 miners are ready to fight a war against the “upper” world to prevent the already imminent closure of the mine. Dal Profondo, shot 500 meters below sea level, is a voice from the depths, a prayer that is dedicated to the dead, yet demands to be heard by the living: “De profundis, clamavi ad te, O Domine”
In cities with a lack of parking, almost everyone has a bicycle. It’s a known fact that bicycles are the green answer to transportation as well as the healthiest form of city commuting. Bicycle riding in urban areas may be considered an innocent, yet subversive act at the same time. Critical thinking along with a passion for music and bicycles is what generated the idea of linking both worlds.
Daniel Davidovsky converts his bicycle into a musical instrument. By attaching a contact microphone to the bike’s frame and applying various physical gestures and techniques, it is possible to amplify the sounds produced by the different parts of the bicycle.
…the set from Black Dice at All Tomorrow’s Parties quickly broke down into a full-on intergalactic party…
Vacillating between Seriously Joking and Joking Seriously, UCUG tiptoes the peripheries of novelty rock, noise, and nothingness. When getting trapped in the elevator between hell and heaven, this is the Muzak you will be subjected to. Whether you enjoy it or despise it will dictate which afterlife you are granted, so choose wisely.