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Nir Amit — Poetic Walk / following the exhibition Imagine a Museum (or: The Remembering Body) (Hebrew)

A group walk throughout the Museum inspired by a text by Georges Perec

Nir Amit, a co-founder of the Jerusalem Secular Yeshiva — a contemporary Jewish-Israeli culture laboratory — leads a walk through the Museum whose starting point is the final text of Georges Perec’s book Espèces d'espaces, published in France in 1974 (translated into English by John Sturrock in 1997 as Species of Spaces and Other Pieces). The book, which has been of great influence among philosophers, architects and artists, deals with the surroundings in which humans live, from one’s own bed to the world and the space, and ends with a text titled “The uninhabitable Space (continuation and end),” which describes the instability of space. Amit’s action combines the theoretical examination of architecture and built environment with the physical experience of walking within it. The encounter begins at the Gallery and continues with a group walk to the Library, while reading Perec’s text. It ends at the Gallery with a collaborative, defiant and poetic performance of the text. The combination of studying and memorizing the text while walking in the Museum illuminates the symbiosis between the museum as an environment of images and the library as an environment of words, with their joint past and existence as two inalienable bodies.

Nir Amir was born in 1981 in Haifa; he lives and works in Jerusalem.

Duration: 75 min.

Note: This event is in Hebrew only.
Limited space available.
Advance registration at the Museum website,or on a firstcome, first-served basis.

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