Mind Crossing NYC, 2017
May 2017, Collaboration with the artist/musician Tal Gur (talgur.net) Photos: Izik Mishan concept/composition: Tal Gur
Choreography/dance: Jasmin Avissar
Dance: László Benedek, Jasmin Avissar
Music: Noa Fort, Rene Hart, Nick Anderson
Technical support: Al Hoberman
Mind Crossing Munich, 2018
July 2018, Outdoors performance in Alten Botanischen Garten München as part of the exhibition Family Archives in the Kunstpavillon Munich.
with: Tal Gur, Herbert Könighofer, László Benedek, Jasmin Avissar, Friedemann Derschmidt, Ralf Homann
Photos: Ralf Homann
Special thanks to Ron Blume for making this performance possible!!
Tal Gur and Jasmin Avissar collaborate in a multi disciplinary performance of music and dance to examine the possibilities of performing arts to act as a tool for redefining family narratives and identities.
The performance follows the story of Arye and Sonja, Tal Gur`s grandparents, Holocaust survivors on their route of refuge after World War II, portrayed through letters Arye wrote to his sister form their journey.
Mind Crossing Vienna, 2017
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien - Semper Depot on June 2017
with: Tal Gur, Jasmin Avissar, László Benedek, Herbert Könighofer, Hannah Eisendle, Christian Stolz
Technical support: Richard Dixon, Yarden Zana
Installation: Alexandra Ben-Abba, Costumes: Juhász Józsefné Irénke
Photos: Eckhart Derschmidt, ,Mela Richtig,
Performance hosted by Media Labor Akademie der Bildenden Künste - Friedemann Derschmidt
What does it mean to start the performance
at the entrance of the brown quarter in Munich?
How does the clash of memories and reality affects the performance?
Are we as blind today as we were in the past?
Can we read the signs or just keep tangoing in the park?
The space itself of the Alten Botanischen Garten and the Kunstpavillon, added another layer to
the piece and allowed Tal and Jasmin to connect the personal family story to a wider sphere of cultural memory. In this space, past and present coexist, creating inner contradictions and broken mirrors which brought different aspects of the work forward.