"Shum^Shum: שם^שם 日出 BE LONGING" - ongoing installation by Yael Bronner Rubin
Curator, Sharon Toval writes about the project:
What happens when Jewish and Chinese rituals meet in the mind of a multidisciplinary artist? Yael Bronner Rubin, has lived in Hong Kong for a number of years since graduating with a MFA, creating entire series influenced by the two cultures...
This is not an exhibition but an artistic move consisting of a number of events, ceremonies, sound interventions by the sound genius Nir Jacob Younessi, along with performance by the dancer Esti Politinsky, make-up ceremonies with The Lab's artists, and the opening of several peepholes for the general public.
Yael's artistic research traces the existence of the experiment in art, examining boundaries in the face of an evolving occurrence, while examining words such as belonging, continuity and longing. "Shum^Shum" is not a place, but an artistic state of buoyancy between the spiritual and the material, which places the audience perhaps a little confused but that is the price when examining boundaries.
Portraits of Artists visiting Shum^Shum שם^שם
Thank you : Avner Sher, Maskit Golan, Eyal Segal, Moran Asraf, Inbal Marie Cohen, Nir Jacob Younessi, Yoav Brener, Yoram Chisin and Dan Allon
Bellow: installation view and some photos of the many visitors. The space changed constantly enabling photoshoots, childrens' visits and performers
The bridge between idea and reality begins with a pen and paper. These A4 watercolors helped me experience the space I longed to create in Shum^Shum. I mixed Jewish and Chinese iconography with my personal experiences.
Creating a new culture with stories simple enough to decorate vases. Symbols like the stone tables meet with Mount Fuji and my name Yael meaning ibex meets many interpretations.