A SHADOW PLAY FOR A DIALOGUE
The Palentypist for the Shadow Play
The duo first met in Tel Aviv during late adolescence and have
been in touch ever since, first in Tel Aviv, then in Paris, and
now in London. Dan, who lives in Tel Aviv, occasionally flies out
just to meet Eyal, or else meets him in Israel while he is filming.
Their greatest common pleasure is conversing and like all good conversation,
theirs spans more than one topic - politics, sociology, history,
cultural criticism, economy and philosophy are covered, as well
as their personal lives. They are in a perpetual friendly disagreement,
which both find very stimulating.
Eyal Sivan, documentary filmmaker, producer (with film production
company Momento!) and essayist, born in Haifa, Israel, lived in
Paris from 1985 and now lives in London. He has directed more than
ten feature-length documentaries including: "I love you all",
an essay about social control and security through surveillance
camera images of the Stasi former East Germany (2004) "Route
181, fragments of a journey in Palestine-Israel", a documentary
road-movie shot on the virtual border between Palestinians and Israelis
as decided in UN Resolution 181 for the partition of Palestine,
co-directed with Michel Khleifi (2003) "The specialist"
the trial of Adolf Eichmann, based on archive material and inspired
by "Eichmann in Jerusalem. A Report on the Banality of Evil"
by Hannah Arendt (1999).
His cinema work has won awards at many international film festivals.
Dan Dolberger is co-founder and Executive Vice President
of First Life Research, an early stage technology specializing in
semantic intelligence. He is a high-tech entrepreneur by occupation,
a journalist by profession, a social psychologist by education,
a philosopher by orientation, a generalist by essence and a culture
observer by hobby. During the past 13 years he has filled various
marketing and managerial positions in several high tech companies.
Previously he has worked as Editor in chief of an Israeli newspaper,
and filled several editorial roles in Israel's two largest daily
newspapers. Dan has also lectured on Internet marketing and media
philosophy at the Huzliya Interdisciplinary Center. He holds an
MA in Social Psychology and a BA in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.
see also Encyclopedia
(Installation with 50 Experts) and The
Rhetorics of Dialogue
all Photos by Alex Wolkowicz