Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman

One Foot Planted

Thursday, February 28 - Friday, June 28, 2019
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

A person on stilts pulls a cart filled with fabric and pots and pans (Text: One Foot Planted, Ayelet Carmi and Merirav Heiman)

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is proud to present Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman: One Foot Planted. Israeli artists Carmi and Heiman create ambitious video works that explore the impact that politics and conflict have on Israeli women in times of crisis. In their work, Israel is redefined as a mythical and post-apocalyptic world, which feminine bodies must ritually traverse through extreme physical acts. Both the ritual of processing the Israel Trail and counting the Omer become ungendered and labor-intensive sites of communication between bodies, land, machines and the movement of time itself. In creating these spectacles and invented worlds, the artists’ combined interests in cinematography, live-action performance, group dynamics and mechanical inventions are all at play.

"One Foot Planted"


Artist Talk with Ayelet LCarmi and Meirav Heiman / Opening Reception

February 28, 2019

Lecture with artists Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman.

Ayelet Carmi: Women Gathering and the Kibbutz

April 7, 2019

Artist Ayelet Carmi discussed the ways that being born and raised on a kibbutz in Northern Israel influences her artwork, where we see the constantly present tensions between the individual and the group.

A Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Program

Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr

April 9, 2019

WSRC Scholar, art historian and museum educator, Annie Storr led art experiencing exercises through the Kniznick Gallery exhibition "One Foot Planted | Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman." Storr developed Exercises for the Quiet Eye (EQE) to encourage patient reflection, appreciation and an attempt to avoid the rush to understand, or determine a set interpretation for what we see.

A Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Program

This exhibition and programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of Arnee & Walter Winshall and Suzanne Priebatsch.

With additional support from:

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