WHAT DO YOU THINK?
02.10.2004-05.10.2004
Curator:
Michal Heiman
“MA AT KHOSHEVET (WHAT DO YOU THINK?)”
Michal Heiman Test No. 3

During the last decade, Israeli artist Michal Heiman has been formulating new relations between the object of art, the subject and speech (her first work, ’Michal Heiman Test No 1,’ was operated for the first time at the Documenta X exhibition in Kassel, Germany in 1997). In her latest test work, ’Ma at Khoshevet’, Heiman continues to borrow practices and terminology used in psychoanalysis (Screen Memory), medicine (Operating Theater), philosophy (Panoptism), group therapy (Fish Bowl) and court room minutes, bringing them together with theatrical practice. Six volunteers (male and female) will enter a laboratory and lie down on sofas. They will be connected to one another by a communication network, facing TV screens and with microphones within their reach. The six volunteers will watch a short film together with the work’s guide, an online video editor, a typist and the audience. Once the screening is over, the participants, the words, the images, the objects and the interpretation work in the new space will begin a common effort to respond to the artist’s request to formulate one version of what they have just seen.

Artist: Michal Heiman
Production: The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
Preproduction: Michi Gov
Architect: Oren Sagiv
Online Video Editor: Yaron Lapid
Lighting: Hani Vardi, Keren Dambinski
Sound: Tal Alkalai
Assistant: Shiri Assa


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Duration: 50 minutes