KONTRAPUNKT is a series of events at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which interrelates contemporary art and dance. Each event establishes a dialogue between one of the Museum’s exhibitions on display and a contemporary dance piece, and includes a visit to the exhibition, a viewing of the dance performance and an open discussion with curators and choreographers.
The series wishes to bring together the Museum’s visitors and the dance audience in a mutual discourse on issues of expression, interpretation and conventions - through the prism of the two disciplines.
curator: Lior Avizoor
Kontrapunkt # 3: Lost in Their Homes - Iris Erez and Michaël Borremans
25 October 2014
Iris Erez presents three strangers in an undefined, constantly changing space. Helpless, they seek ways to deal with an indefinite threat.
Michaël Borremans places in his works mysterious figures in an obscure state. His images are revealed to the viewer with a grating sense, exposing absurd and melancholy situations.
Both artists sketch a terrifying sense of threat, an alienness experienced within the familiar. This is the human experience that exists between the familiar and the obscure, which Freud termed "uncanny" (Unheimlich).
Choreography: Iris Erez
performers: Adi Boutrous, Tami Lebovits, Ofir Yudilevitch
Sound design: Reckless Feet
Costume design: Inbal Lieblich and Tamar Levit
Stage design: Hilla Ben-Ari
Light design: Tamar Or
"As Sweet as it Gets"
Artist: Michaël Borremans
Guest curator: Jeffrey Grove
Curator-in-charge: Ahuva Israel