Blackmarket - Jaffa, September 2009

<< back to the main index

 

26th of September, 2009
19:00-23:00
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 – Recognition and
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 Art
team- director: Galit Eilat
Administrativ management: Nir
Sagiv
Special thanks to: Ran Kasmi Ilan, Maya Pasternak
Translation: Faisal Sawalha , Marwa Saabneh, Roni Brosh, Rasha Juma

www.digitalartlab.org.il
www.jaffaproject.org



Blackmarket of Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 12

"On Invisible, Unknown and Ghostly Knowledge"
An installation with 100 experts by Hannah Hurtzig / Mobile Academy

>> zur Photogallery

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
Blackmarket

>> Encyclopedia

The Blackmarket knowledge is offered in the following languages:
Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish

Invisible Knowledge:
Communication
Ethics
Language
Militarism
Music
Organization
Politics
Religion and Spirituality
Urban Space
Urbanism
Women Trafficking
Working Conditions

Unknown Knowledge:
Activism, political
Administration
Animals
Cartography
Economy
Education
Film
Food
Future Scenario
Identity
Justice
Media
Mental tool
Youth
Sex

Ghostly Knowledge:
Borders
Figures and Players
Ghost Library
Interpretation
Memory
Oblivionism
Phantom
Recycling
Utopia/Dystopia

Other Knowledge:
Consulting
Practical exercise


 
photogallery