In our collaborative work ‘Communicating’, artist Tal Alperstein and myself, explored the connection between “New Age” spiritual concepts and “3G” cell phones, as well as the idea of technology as a manifestation of superpowers. In the performance we used our cellphones as magical instruments in a “seance ritual”, in which we called “those who are not present with us in the room. We called my father who is alive but didn’t come to see the performance, dead Franz Kafka or living Paul Anka using our phones to make a call, give us answers through google or “conjure up” a video on YouTube. Guys on our range were also called to the room through ‘Tinder’ application for.
The work was first performed at “Zaz” international performance art festival in Haifa, and was later invited to “Print Screen”, Israel’s International Digital Culture Festival.