Hannah and Martin - Post Normal, 2021
Virtual Performance about 17:30 minute, based on imaginative conversation revealing different aspects of the complex relation between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger, two very important thinkers who represent politically contradicted views but at the same time had a strong personal connection. The audience follows 3D avatars in eight different acts and environments. Based both on existing theoretical texts and invented narrative, the work constructs an imaginative journey, in between truth and fiction. An experiment in formats of multi-layered thinking, manipulating history with our contemporary world and images.
Concept, direction, editing | Sharon Paz
Voice Actors | Ruth Rosenfeld, Axel Wandtke
Prater team | Lena Prents, Katharina von Hagenow,
Julian Kamphausen, Abdulsalam Ajaj.
Technical support | Vadim Smakhtin, ἐphemera ONE
Avatars 3D sculpting | Eugene Lukuta
Music | Tobias Vethake
Allee der Kosmonauten - Massimiliano Achenza and Stefano Idili
The Black Eyed Peas (Where is the love?)
Text editing | Sylee Gore
Thanks | Yael Almog, Irit Kleiner, Volker März, Valentina Iancu, Daniela Schulz, Clare Wigfall, Jeremiah Day, Yuki Jungesblut, Sydney Mello, Danielle Ana Füglistaller, Jürgen Salzmann, Karl Heinz Stenz, Lindy Annis.
Supported by Prater digital residency, Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin, the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, NEUSTART KULTUR und des Deutschen Künstlerbundes
ABOUT THE ARTIST
In the work, the artist uses layers to build non-linear narratives. This fragmented visual language creates tension between stillness and movement. Her works often search for the meaning of home, not only as an individual, but also in relation to the global social and political discussion. Through the work, Sharon wishes to raise awareness of political and social changes today, highlighting the human aspect, and encouraging tolerance and empathy through reflection. The artist have been exploring diverse interactive media and exploring new formats of multilayered thinking, creating alternative content to the database of current images and promoting critical thinking to make a connection between the past and the present, impacting our future.
Sharon Paz received a MFA from Hunter College, NYC. Born in Israel, she now lives and works in Berlin. Paz exhibited extensively in Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, Smack Mellon in NYC, The Herzlyia Museum of Art and Petach-Tikva museum of Art in Israel. In the past her work was supported by the Senate of Cultural Affairs and Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin and Goethe Institute. Her video works are part of the collection of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Video-Forum Collection, Berlin and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
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