Reception at 18:00.
The Jewish-Arabic Center in Jaffa, 109 Kedem Street
Free admission to the event. No advance booking.
Book an expert for 5 NIS!
A Production of the Center for Digital Art, AYAM –
Dialogue, Goethe-Institut Israel, and FAZA Productions
Supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework
of the German-Arab cultural initiative Hiwaruna.
The Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Art.
Special thanks to the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv and Nir Turk, and
the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Katarzyna Wielga.
Concept & space: Mobile Academy
Project director: Eyal Danon
Production manager: Eyal Vexler
Head of research: Noa Shuval
Researchers & interviewers: Yasmeen Daher,Yael Messer
Installation design: Oren Sagiv
Production assistant: Bashar Hassouneh
Costume design: Frau Blau
Graphic design: Guy Sagee| Neta Shoshani- Shoal.com The Center for Digital
team- director: Galit Eilat
Administrativ management: Nir
Special thanks to: Ran Kasmi Ilan, Maya Pasternak
Translation: Faisal Sawalha , Marwa Saabneh, Roni Brosh, Rasha Juma
The phenomenon of invisibility can be used as a metaphor for specific
people, ideologies, utopian ideas, ways of living whose representation
is denied or not authorized. The ghostly reality is a result of
the denial or refusal to give language or a voice to something.
The 'ghostly' in our context will be examined as a moment where
the borders between what has been approved as real is set in contrast
to the phantasm and the illusion as fragile and imprecise. The ghostly
apparition makes appear the in-between, it is a rupture in order
that allows for consciousness about borders, exclusions and suppression.
Blackmarket in Jaffa will concentrate on the invisible and erased
in various fields of knowledge. It will bring to light cultural,
economic, social and political models that we have forgotten or
ignored, memories and stories we prefer to erase, ideas and concepts
we censor or misunderstand. We will present ghostly figures of the
past and present, living dead of all sort in mythology, present
times and local history - lemures, vampires, zombies in film and
literature, jinnies and demons, present absentees, phantoms and
the social context in which they appear. The ghosts of Jaffa will
bring back the suppressed and forgotten past and will try to offer
with it some possible opportunities for the future.
"On Invisible, Unknown and Ghostly Knowledge" had
been also the topic for the Blackmarkets in Warsaw 2005/06. Finally
it worked out, for the first time! to repeat and recycle a Blackmarket
subject. Several polish experts will be present in the Jaffa Blackmarket.
Al Nabi Rubin Festival, till 1935 up to 30.000
pilgrams came in the
month of August to celebrate the anual mawsim.
Basketball gym in the jewish- arabic center
in Jaffa, location for the