Dissolving Localities

An Audio Visual project in which daily life is transformed into art. Sound and video artists capture, record and film people, nature, industry and religion using these recordings as sources for artistic creation.

The project is an open framework capable of combining any city, any culture at any time. It is created as a platform for intercultural and multicultural dialogue using real life as artistic inspiration and instrument.

While originally developed as an attempt to recreate Jerusalem, the project has evolved into a global framework and platform for recreating daily life any where and anytime as a source for artistic work.

Past and present presentations of the project include (Please click on links):
The Matadero, Madrid
Jerusalem Season of Culture, Jerusalem
Futur en Seine Festival, Paris.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Berkeley, USA.

The project has three current formats:

/ Live performance format in which sound and video artists improvise live on recordings of daily life an urban environments.

/ Audio/Video Installation format.

/ The virtual web based platform for the project will be unveiled on the 15.5.2012 at The Fresh Paint Art fair within the framework of the Google Digital Art project.

Permanent Participants:

Emmanuel WItzthum - Curator, Initiator and Performer
Arik Futterman - Video Manager and Performer

Past and Present Performers include:
Kangding Ray, Thomas Koner, Greg Davis, Koen Holtkamp, Rafael Anton Irissari, Moran Gutman, Rea Mociach, Avi Belleli.

Reviews and press:
Haaretz newspaper (Hebrew)
Jerusalem Post
San Francisco Chronicle


Lecture by Emmanuel Witzthum on The Dissolving Localities project at The Futur en Seine Festival. Conference held at La Gaité Lyrique, Paris.
Presentation of Dissolving Localities at UCLA, LA, at the EDA center hosted by the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.