BODY = THE NEW RELIGION

Between the years 2015-2019 I presented my artwork "BODY = The New Religion".

The New Religion is a methodological research about the Body and its relations to the Self. Without any boundaries between me and my art, my own body used as a platform for conducting artistic experiments. I was totally identified with my Body as a Religion. After a long process of individuation, I have finally integrated into being One with my real Self. Since then, I have applied a new title, “Shlema”, to sign my artworks. 

Shlema in Hebrew means “whole”. Within the framework of my art, I have become an independent Body - whole in itself. 

The Art of Repression

2015

Tel Aviv, Israel

BODY = The New Religion's Autonomous Zone.

An installation featuring a constant performance by the Master of the Body.

The Wanderers of the Body Orchestra

A group of 15 individuals wearing a costume made of Tomato-Leather, playing and celebrating "The Revelation of the Body Through the Grid", a piece written and composed by the Master of the Body.

This concert was performed for the first time at the opening night of the exhibition BODY = The New Religion.

 

View the video of the performance

Seven Minutes in Heaven

2015

Tel Aviv, Israel

BODY = The New Religion's Headquarters. The installation features 60 meters of Tomato-Leather, props from "Holy Body Parts", a 7-minute projection of the drawing series "A Grid Points to a Body" and a 7-minute audio recording of a confession I made just before the exhibition opened.

CONFESSION
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Taken place on the 13th of May, 2015 at the St. Anthony's Church in Jaffa, Israel.

A Grid Points to a Body

2015

Mixed media on a calendar.

A series of 50 drawings

Hall of Body

2015

Calafou, Catalunya, Spain. 2015

A site-specific installation, performance.

 

An old church, In an abandoned textile factory, was transformed into "The Hall of Body". 

As part of the initiation ceremony, a performance took place by the Master of the Body and the community members of the Calafou Collective.

 

Hall of Body Initiation Ceremony

BODY in New York

2015

New York, USA.

A 40-day performance in which 10,000 copies of The Body Manifesto were spread throughout the city of New York.

I was there on a missionary quest - to declare the "BODY" as the New Religion, using an information stand, a costumed coat, and my body.

OUT-OF-BODY528 Hz
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OUT - OF - BODY

2016

Urban Art Rave, Tel Aviv, Israel 

During this interactive performance, the participants were instructed to close their eyes and concentrate on a spot on their body that represents their "self". While being isolated with a set of blindfolds and headphones (playing a 528 Hz binary beat), the participants were both having a chance to have an "out of body experience" and become a living sculpture.

BNR's Love Machine

2016

WAS Biennale for private houses, Valley of Springs, Israel

As part of the WAS Biennale for Private Houses, the main bedroom in a house was converted into a "Love Machine". 

The Background was filled with the sound-work "All You Breathe is Love".

All You Breathe Is LoveMaster of the Body
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