The Great Convergence
an interpretation of The Korech
from the Passover Seder.
The Korech, or the Hillel sandwich is the eating of the Matzah and Marror (unleavened bread with bitter herbs) with Haroset (apple and spices and wine) to sweeten the bitterness. It is eaten between the prayer and the feast of Passover, which commemorates the Jews departure as slaves from Egypt. As each year we repeat this ritual, we do so without the main ingredient, the Pascal Lamb. The lamb who was sacrificed as a replacement for the sacrifice of ourselves was once the main ingredient in the sandwich made and eaten by Hillel the Elder.
Due to the seemingly explicit nature of this video it was censored from its original context.
In its place I created - Text Between Meat -
to tell the story of the dislocation of The Great Convergence and the artists movement from the bondage given, to a personal freedom found.
Also at the Projecting Freedom project: projectingfreedom.org/9-korech
Commissioned by the Skirball Center and the Covenant Foundation
Directed and Edited by Carrie Dashow
Camerawork: Elizabeth Casinelli, Marianna Ellenberg, Carrie Dashow
Sound Design: Suzanne Thorpe
Breaths: Matt Bua
Production Assistants: Mary Kosut and Liz Slagus
Movement Assistance: Athena Kokoronis
Troy C. Frantz
Janice Marie Foote