Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman
One Foot Planted
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.
February 28, 2019
Lecture with artists Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman.
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.
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.