For its fifth edition, the 2017 /si:n/ festival for video art and performance will run for four days, from june 12th-15th. Events will take place in the central Palestinian cities of Jerusalem, Gaza, Bethlehem and Ramallah. A selection of video art installations, performances and film screenings by noted local and international artists will be exhibited in multiple venues and connected through organized tours of cityscapes in the four localities.
This edition is brought together through the efforts and generous contributions of A. M. Qattan Foundation, Goethe-Institut Ramallah, Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques, Palestinian Art Court -al Hoash, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Eltiqa Group, Shababek for Contemporary Art, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah Municipality, RIWAQ and Birzeit University Museum.
This year’s programme encourages festival participants to experience artworks in an urban context and thereby also explore the city through video art and performance.
Welcome to the charming home of Archibald Ombre (Archibald Shadow).
While the kids are having fun with the exhibits, take your time to look at the art that Archibald chose to hang at his rooms.
In the Living Room, you will play with your own shadows in an interactive computerized work of art.
How many times were you told not to stand between the projector and the screen? Here, Archibald encourages you to do it. You will be surprised with the result.
In the corridor that leads to the Room of Wonders, notice how your shadow changes. Weird, isn’t it?
In the Room of Wonders (Cabinet de curiosités), Archibald have collected for you wonderful objects from all around the world. A sharks jaw, dried lizards, feathers, old devices, huge seashells and more. They all have interesting shadows.
In the kitchen, a whole world of imagination opens for you – utensils become toys that you use to tell stories. With shadows, of course.
Until now, it was all fun and games. In the Laboratory it’s time to learn!
Using different devices that Archibald have prepared, you will discover the characters of Light and Shadow. You will also get a picture of your shadow and take it home as a souvenir.
In the bathroom, you will see colored shadows of yourself and you will even stop drops of water in midair.
In the greenhouse you will tell beautiful stories using your own shadows, will send birds to the skies, will meet a frog that was once a prince and read books that have shadows in them.
And now, Archibald invites you to sit down and rest. In the shadows, of course.
Archibald Ombre hopes that you have enjoyed and learned from the visit to his house. Go visit the other exhibitions in the Science Museum and come back for another tour of the house. There are plenty more shadows to discover.
Bloomfield Science Museum
Museum Boulevard, near the Givat Ram Campus of Hebrew University
Video from 2015 Festival
A Festival of Light in Jerusalem’s Old City
Dozens of installations and displays throughout the Old City will offer viewers a uniquely exhilarating experience of light.