“The shadows in the early morning don’t tell much. The shadows rest at that time. So it’s useless to gaze very early in the day. Around six in the morning the shadows wake up, and they are best around five in the afternoon. Then they are fully awake.”
Carlos Castaneda

The Second Ring of Power

Dynamic Quality

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Many ideas for posts that are running through my head rely on concepts of Quality I have adopted from Robert Pirsig’s books “Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” & “Lila”. So I have finally to decided to attempt at writing something about them – so those other posts may finally find their way onto light photons. Read More »

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Glimpses 04 – April 2008

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“sweet” came to an abrupt end – i think this was the first time i learned from shahar about clear decisions. though the work was very promising, the energy was not cohesive in the group and so this magical beginning came to an end. a few months later i was with shahar again – this time in the studio – partaking in shahar’s year long training program called “hunch”. again i had no idea what was going to happen, the invitation to join was very clear yet neither of us knew where it would go. Read More »

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Artistic Direction

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At SweetClarity, Shahar is the Artistic Director. Ever since we formally recognized this I have been thinking on what a wonderful thing it is for a company to have Artistic Direction, and though I have a clear sensation of what this is, I found it hard to explain (to myself and therefor to others). One recurring quality of art for me is the difference between thinking or talking about it and actually doing it. Whenever I think about my art work I get drained and bored, whenever I engage in art work I am inspired and passionate. So I will use this quality to shed some light on Artistic Direction and how it touched me today! Read More »

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Atha Yoga!

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Introduction

Whenever I make attempt at writing “Yoga is…”, I get stuck. The temptation to approach this question originates in my need to share Yoga with others. The most popular question I get about Yoga is “what kind of Yoga do you teach?”. The more experience I have facing this question – the better practiced I become at avoiding a direct answer. Yet, if the number of students I have taught is any indication of my quality as a yoga teacher – then it is safe to say that I have failed . I have pondered this very much  – which usually leads back to the question “What is Yoga?”. Read More »

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Tune – Barcelona

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During March 12 – 26 Shahar and I will be in Barcelona – during the first Artness Tune project. I am very excited about this.

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light layers

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In our recent visit to Berlin we used to projections within the same performance space. This rendered a new quality of stage landscape and a special lighting quality that feeds on the space itself.

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The Manifest

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Finally it’s time. Time to share the idea behind SweetClarity. Why now? Because now it became relevant – I feel a need to do this and after talking over with Shahar, I’ve decided to let the world know about SweetClarity. Read More »

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The Blog Performance

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Usually when I have empty time and space thoughts & ideas appear. Ironically this usually happens when I am away from a computer (and I spend more time then I like to admit at the computer). Recently acquired and applied wisdom has equipped me with a notebook and pen which are a convenient substitute. Read More »

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Glimpses 03 – February 2008

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i forgot to mention that the previous glimpses image was part of a process/project that was in retrospect named ‘sweet’. the current image is also from ‘sweet’ –  it was taken during the last session. this time we (shahar, tal and myself) were in a dark studio. tal had brought along a single mobile stage-light. the dark studio and the single light introduced a new dimension to our work – and were a first for me. in addition, if i recall correctly, this was my first time working in costume. Read More »

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Upcoming Performance: RARO

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“RARO” a multi-disciplinary art improvisation performance
Those who are either in or visiting Israel are invited to an upcoming performance in which I (as the photographer) and Shahar will take part along with participants of the Artness “Orhcard Labs” project.

The performance will take place on January 30, 2008 – at “Yoga Place” at Kibutz Ein Shemer.

Entrance is free please come : )

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She’s Back

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Heather Nova started off her career with boiling raw energy. Then her music softened and rounded out. It seems that during her recent 2008 European tour that her fire is burning strong again – still not what it used to be – but I really enjoyed hearing the meeting of her amazing voice and screeching guitars (watch out for the 02:52 mark). I would have loved to see this concert! Enjoy : )

Check out Heather Nove Live 2008 search on youtube for more.

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playfulness

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As our exploration continues (by the way – yes that what the studio is like when we work: movers, a painter, photography, live projection…)

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Glimpses 02 – December 2007

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this image was taken a week after the image in the previous issue of glimpses. shahar invited three people: tal, eran and myself and to partake in a creative journey. i had no idea what would happen, and neither did anyone else. shahar’s invitation was the common thread. as you may recall i was in a time of change, i had just left my career behind and i was doubtful about my skills as a photographer and wondering if there would be room in the world for another (me) photographer. Read More »

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Upcoming Performance: The Poetic Body

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“The Poetic Body” – 9 artists ~ 6 arts ~ one night and a performance

Those who are either in or visiting Israel are invited to an upcoming performance in which I (as the photographer) and Shahar will take part along with 7 other artist and additional guests.

The performance will take place on December 13, 2007 – at the Artists Residence Gallery at 7 Yodfat St. Herzliya.
Entrance is free please come  : )

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Pending

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Existence resonates. It does so simply to exist? Otherwise there would just be stillness. Like a body without breath? Tears flow from my eyes and a soft smile resides in my heart. My body is scared, my soul comforted. Is this merely the natural resonance of existence? Read More »

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The Last Minute

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I was never the type of person to truly leave anything to the last minute but – I was very self-disciplined! The flip-side to that was that I was always pressed to do things so that “they don’t get done in the last minute”. Recently I came to realize – that there maybe something to learn from “the last minute experience”! Read More »

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Glimpses 01 – November 2007

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this image was taken during the summer of 2006 during the war in lebanon. i had just given up my day-job/career and decided to embrace my passions: yoga and photography. i was a bit worried about photography – i was scared of becoming a photographer thinking there were already enough photographers out there and i really didn’t like the idea of someone (“customers”)infringing on my care-free photography habits. Read More »

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The Truth Is

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I just returned from a … lesson/session with Shahar’s group at Maagan Michael. I participate in these lessons as … ahum … a dancer and not as a photographer (so far!). Read More »

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Glimpses

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Glimpses is an idea I had to take some time to look back and recall some of the experiences and stories behind my images and to share them with you. Usually my memory recall is not very detailed, but looking back at the images seems to reconnect me to the experience. Time also seems to have an interesting effect on both my experience of the event during which the image was taken and of my perception of the image itself.

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live stills – a beginning

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When Shahar first invited me to the studio – the primary issues were the presence of a camera, photographer and of myself in the creative process that takes place in the studio. This created a powerful interaction for everyone involved. I was invited to explore the energetic and interactive qualities of being inside the creative space (at first the studio and later the stage) and intimate perspectives that are not available from a documentary point of view.

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