In Thy Blood Live, stills from performance, 20 min. 2018.
In Thy Blood Live
The performance offers a new purification ceremony in Hebrew and Arabic, based on a prophecy that appears twice in the book of Ezekiel (Chapter 16*), ranging from a state of fertility and abundance to a state of punishment. It also appears in the Passover Haggadah texts - which Moroccan Jews used to read in Hebrew and Arabic alternately.
The performance includes building and assembling artificial body parts, collecting pomegranate seeds and eating with a joint blessing for the artist and the audience, as a kind of intimate one-on-one meeting.
The performance was held at Museum on the Seam for Contemporary Social Art, Jerusalem.
*Ezekiel chapter 16: And when I passed by thee, and saw thee wallowing in thy blood, I said unto thee: In thy blood, live; yea, I said unto thee: In thy blood, live; I cause thee to increase, even as the growth of the field. And thou didst increase and grow up, and thou camest to excellent beauty: thy breasts were fashioned, and thy hair was grown; yet thou wast naked and bare.Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, and, behold, thy time was the time of love, I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness; yea, I swore unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest Mine.