Lilach Livne and Tal Haring will experience and explore their new work Open Game which plays with the ambition to flatten our existence. Open Game is a social-trip-game-performance with the aim to create a virtual site on stage. They, the choreographer Lilach Livne and the filmmaker Tal Haring, collaborate for the first time in order to create a place there the subject could lose its known status to enable a new subjectivity. To support their idea they turned to the latest developments in technology and created a system that could make their vision an object in reality by transforming any real person into his virtual self and place back in reality.
They want to bring the presence of a person to the front in a world gone virtual/
They want to return the feeling of the body in a world gone virtual/
They want to reach the source of the code so they could touch the new logic/
“Open Game” is a term invented by the philosopher Immanuel Kant which describes the “game” that is occurring between the mind and the Imagination in the moment of an aesthetic judgment. In this research Livne and Haring are trying to make this game of the mind and imagination visible in space, and to see what will happen if they will include in this Open Game of the mind and imagination the body itself. What form can this game have? How does the body take part and affects those thought processes? They are curious about the new mix that can be created if bluring the actual body with all the senses and information it carries, with the endless information and links that are running in the virtual world.
With which body we are dealing in the Pixels Time that we are living in?
“Open Game” will be a hyper technology lab combined with a spiritual world, an attempt to create a virtual site on stage.
About artists’ residency.
- About Lilach Livne
Lilach Livne is an independent artist dealing with choreography, performance and video art who had studied at the Choreography Program SNDO (School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam) and at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). Lilach’s work is researching new ways to approach the “body”, new ways to perform\meet and new ways to create temporary communities. In each of her works she examines the problematics of the body – the image of the female body and its pornographic statues (“Ceramic 3-D Pornography” 2013 / “Kein Schmerz-No Pain” 2010), the space between the body and the image and the movement that arises from it (“Hora For Holders” 2013), the obsession with documenting our fading existence (“AMODU” in collaboration with the writer Hana Livne 2014 / “Monday Larissa – The Practice of Saving” 2011). In addition to her performances Lilach is leading an independent research-group called – “The Covered Body” – which acts in public spaces, private places and alternative art spaces. One of their actions was an acted Manifest in one of the most important Dance center in Tel Aviv, calling for a change in the way people perceive the body in Israel. In 2012 she received a scholarship as a DanceWEBer in the Impulstanz Festival, Vienna. Currently Lilach lives in Israel and studies philosophy in the Tel Aviv University.
- About Tal Haring
Tal Haring is an independent filmmaker, new media artist and technologist based nowadays in Israel with a BA in Film & TV studies from the Tel Aviv University. Tal’s work in film explores studies of characters and the world that led them to be themselves. His short films have been screened at various film festivals around the world such as Venice Film Festival, Santa Barbara, Montreal World Film Festival, Mostra International de cine de Sao Paulo etc, and is currently producing his first feature film. His keen interest in contemporary arts and technology has led him to investigate new methods in his work and the way his viewers are involved in the experience, leading him to found a research-group around the implementation of 360 videos in Virtual Reality headsets and a film language it can create. Tal is also an entrepreneur with a focus on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality projects and has been the Co-Founder and creative director of various mobile apps in these fields.