The Doubles and Ourselves – 1st Audition
Call for an audition to be Sala-Manca double (doppleganger)
Saturday 5.12 18:30 – 20:30
Central Bus Station, Tel Aviv (4th floor) in the frame of zaz performance festival
The Doubles and Ourselves
A performance work based on the selection of one or more pairs of doubles to stand in for the Sala-Manca group in its various artistic and public activities
In recent years, due to th e nature of modern life in general and the pace of life in Israel in particular, the Sala-Manca artists’ collective (Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman) has found itself engaged in multiple occupational and social roles that stretch their physical and mental limits: art performance, curating, academic writing, talks, artistic and administrative direction of an art center, on top of the many other roles they play in their normal lives, such as parenting and friendship.
Teetering on the physical and mental edge, not to mention on the threshold between art and life, brought us to the basic idea for a new project, which attempts to challenge the boundaries of our very selves. The idea is to create a double for the Sala-Manca group, or, a pair of doubles for the couple, Lea and Diego.
In the era of the global neoliberal economy, can we create a franchise out of of ourselves? Can we (human beings) be duplicated physically or spiritually?
Over the next year, the Sala-Manca group—Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman—will cast a series of doubles of themselves. These doubles will appear instead of the artists themselves: performing Sala-Manca’s works, giving lectures on art and on the history of the group, teaching at the art schools where the artists teach, managing the Mamuta Art & Media Center, and maybe—why not—going to visit Lea and Diego’s family and friend in Buenos Aires, and even swapping partners for a while, appearing in public with one original and one double.
For the artists themselves, it examines the limits of genre in an age of the blurring of boundaries between original and reproduction. The present project goes on to blur the boundaries between private and public identity.
We invite those who are interested to take part to come for an audition on Saturday 5/12/15 at the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv, between 18:30 and 20:30. The process of training, for those who would be chosen among the applicants, will be remunerated.
With the support of Artis