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.
This concert was performed for the first time at the opening night of the exhibition BODY = The New Religion.
Seven Minutes in Heaven
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.
Taken place on the 13th of May, 2015 at the St. Anthony's Church in Jaffa, Israel.
A Grid Points to a Body
Mixed media on a calendar.
A series of 50 drawings
Hall of Body
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.
BODY in New York
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 - BODY
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
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".