Arkadi Zaides “Capture Practice”

CUNY Graduate Center

poster for Arkadi Zaides “Capture Practice”

This event has ended.

Arkadi Zaides in collaboration with Daniel Landau, Dana Shalev, Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein

How do individuals take on the bodily affect of the dominant structure? What are the range of choices of haptic responses, and what forms do these take, in individuals and en masse? Arkadi Zaides asks how this choreography becomes embedded subconsciously beyond judgment, and how it is replicated, sometimes even involuntarily, by individuals to make meaning in society. The James Gallery presents choreographer Arkadi Zaides’ first solo exhibition in New York, which encompasses his recent collaborations. The exhibition includes the two-channel video installation Capture Practice (2014) made with Effi Weiss and Amir Borenstein; the world-premiere of The Protest (2016) made in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Dana Shalev; and the multidisciplinary artist Daniel Landau’s 360-degree video Time-Motion Study (2016).

The video installation Capture Practice results from Arkadi Zaides’ research in the archives of B’Tselem - the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories. In making selections from the Camera Project archives, which contains thousands of hours of footage documented by Palestinian volunteers, Zaides chose to focus solely on the Israelis captured on video, on their bodies and the way they respond to various situations in the West Bank. The choreographer was then filmed in a studio as he appropriated the gestures from the selected footage.

The Protest documents a gathering of protesters in front of the offices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Tel Aviv on October 30th, 2014. They assembled to voice their objection to the Ministry’s support of Zaides’ video installation Capture Practice and performance Archive.

Time-Motion Study by Daniel Landau documents in 360-degree video his experience of moving between Palestine and Israel at Kalandia Crossing, a major border crossing for Ramallah residents working in Israel. Over 10,000 Palestinians cross the border daily.

Arkadi Zaides will perform Archive on February 9 and 10 at 7:30pm as part of New York Live Arts’ Live Ideas Festival: MENA/Future.



from February 04, 2016 to March 19, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-02-04 from 18:00 to 20:00


Arkadi Zaides

  • Facebook


    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use