Arkadi Zaides (Tel Aviv)


31.10. 6.00 pm - 7.05 pm

Gasteig Carl-Orff-Saal


Entrance € 12 | Reduced € 7


In the context of ART IN RESISTANCE | An artist talk will be held after the show on October 31 at Carl-Orff-Saal.


No language skills required

ARCHIVE is an artistic exploration of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Arkadi Zaides uses documentary film material from volunteers from B'Tselem (The Israel Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories). In 2007 the organization began to distribute video cameras to Palestinians in especially violent areas so that with these cameras they could film the human rights violations and everyday life under the occupation, and thus be able to make this material available to the Israeli and international general public. Arkadi Zaides directs the viewer to the bodies of the Israeli settlers and soldiers – the Palestinians behind the cameras may not be visible, but they determine the audience's perspective. It is important to him to pose universal questions, beyond the local position: What potential for violence is embedded in the individual human body? And what price does the community pay to control other people?


Archive material Volunteers for the »Camera Projekt« by B'Tselem - The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: Iman Sufan, Mu'az Sufan, Bilal Tamimi, Udai 'Aqel, Awani D'ana, Bassam J'abri, Abu Ayesha, Qassem Saleh, Mustafa Elkam, Raed Abu Ermeileh, Abd al-Karim J'abri, Issa 'Amro, Mu’ataz Sufan, Ahmad Jundiyeh, Nasser Harizat, Abu Sa'ifan, Muna A-Nawaj'ah, Oren Yakobovich and Nayel Najar Concept and choreography Arkadi Zaides Video advisor Effi Weiss and Amir Borenstein Sound art and vocal dramaturgy Tom Tlalim Artistic advisor Katerina Bakatsaki Assistant to the choreographer Ofir Yudilevitch Costume design Adam Kalderon Light design Thalie Lurault Light Yoav Barel Technical direction Pierre-Olivier Boulant Production Yael Bechor


Arkadi Zaides (b. 1979) comes from Belarus, and he lives and works in Israel. At the center of his creative work are the confrontation with the political situation in Israel and Palestine and the impulse to inspire critical debates. Zaides participates in the development of diverse platforms that encourage topical performative discussions and strives to promote the formation of unconventional communities. He therefore developed, in close cooperation with the Goethe Institute of Israel, the event series MOVES WITHOUT BORDERS, where workshops conducted by international choreographers will be combined with a series of lectures and discussions. Zaides' main concerns are the creation of new spaces and contexts within a critical discussion and the choreographic examination of the interaction between the human body, politics, and society. He has won various awards, including the Emil Zola Chair Award for Arts Dealing with Human Rights.


Production and realization
Production Arkadi Zaides. Coproduction: Festival D’Avignon (FR), CDC Toulouse (FR), Theatre National De Chaillot (FR), CNDC Angers (FR), The Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights (IL) Residencies: CDC Toulouse (FR), CNDC Angers (FR), STUK Leuven (BE), Theatre National De Chaillot (FR), WP Zimmer (BE) und Amsterdam Master of Choreography (NL). International distribution: Key Performance - Julia Asperska and Koen Vanhove. Special thanks to Myriam Van Imschoot
Realisation with the support of the »Creative Europe« programme of the European Commission and the Aliianz Cultural Foundation