2 Arak bottles
Installation on PVC carpet at the exhibition EDRI AT MEA SHEARIM
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
Keeping Edri at Mea She’arim alongside Bitton's previous work BOLA- the performance is refering to the miraculous Arak bottle of the Abuchazira ceremonies.
MACHYA is the name of ARAK in Judeo-Moroccan Arabic. Machya means "life maker'- מְחַיֶּה
In Yiddish, there is a similar phrase while drinking LECHA'IM (means For Life)- saying: A MECHAYE- "it's a life maker".
Instructors Eli Petel, Tamara Messel
Curators: Piter Maltz, Irena Gordon
Hair: Liad Mayra
Make up: Givenchy
Artist Advisor: Lital Marcus Morin
Photography Video & Sound: Erik Preis