Diana Schuemann & Jessica Moritz (Haifa, Israel): Inside OUT

  • watch: 25th October 2020 at 7pm UTC
  • duration: 6min

Inside Out 06:02 MINI DV, and digital art Collaboration with Diana Schuemann, dancer and choreographer, and Jessica Moritz a mixed media Artist Synopsis: Architecture is the starting point of this project. As we both are engaged in interactions and urban architecture (urban landscapes), we sought to create a piece that relates to our personal vision(s) and questions on interactions in seemingly limited spaces. We came up with the idea of choreography in the white cube as a statement and also as a performance. Choreography Based on limited gestures in limited space. Movement is the most basic gesture that we can experience and achieve. Still, when one moves, we tend to forget that each movement has a direction and thereby a specific and set goal. As we both are engaged in movement based works, in urban space and relations, we decided to create a project enganging with these themes and developed it around different interactions and possibilities. Hence, interactions with the Inside and Ouside world. Both of us are also immigrants, so expression will never be the same for us. We had to build our own language to be able to interact in our daily life. Therefore, our attitude and gesture made our experience unique. Our posture, gesture and observations of our surroundings made us stretch, bend over, fold, to fit in this life. In this specific work, where Diana (the performer) is dancing in a closed space but showing to the street and interacting with viewers, people passing by, cars traffic and noise. She is led in her movements by her own inside world which stands in constant exchange with the outside world. Reference: Hans richter, Bruce nauman

BIO: Bio Jessica Moritz French-Israeli artist, lives and works in Tel Aviv. Graduated from the fine arts of Paris,LVMH young artist award 2006, TAKASAGO prize 2008. Her work mainly focus on interactions with colors, figures and patterns.She explores different media: painting, drawing, printing, wheat paste, graffiti, installation and sculpture. she developed different system of surface, color and pattern interacting with architecture and the viewer. her work aims to create new edges and forms that can be displayed in any shapes, sizes (maximalism). Most of the time, the viewer is included in the conception of each piece, and invited to participate. Bio Diana Schuemann, (German-Yugoslavian) holds a MA degree in Holocaust Studies (University Haifa). She has built her dance roots in the Berliner Urban Dance scene, is a performer as well as art historian with a research focus on dance pieces dealing with the Holocaust and Genocide. Joining later on the Israeli dance scene enabled her to explore a for her deeper understanding through Ohad Naharin´s Gaga technique. From 2017-2019 Diana carried out research with Israeli high school students, discussing and exploring the use of dance for teaching about the Holocaust. Publication: Schuemann, D., Kizel, A. & Rottenberg, H. (2018). \”Dance as an educational tool for teaching about the Holocaust in Israel\”. In: Nevide Akpinar Dellal and Witold Stankowski (eds.) Education and Human Rights. Duesseldorf: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, pp. 33 – 36. ARTIST’S WEBSITE