״עומק הדיבור عمق الكلام״ (Hebrew and Arabic for Depth of the speech), a new sound work by artist Dor Zlekha Levy, continues his work on the relationship between the Arabic and Hebrew languages. At the heart of the work is a love song written in both languages, inspired by Arabic love poems. The Hebrew words, a translation of the Arabic verse, maintain a structural and melodic connection between the two. The song’s music was inspired by phonemic composing traditions identified with traditional Arabic music as well as the piyyut (liturgical hymn) tradition of Arab Jewry. The song was recorded in both languages, after which the Hebrew and Arabic tracks were separated. The individual tracks are played, broadcasted, aired from two trumpet-shaped public address speakers installed on the outside of Beit Hagefen’s building, facing the gallery courtyard.
The work will play daily at 12:00 noon and 4 pm in the Beit Hagefen Gallery courtyard, Haifa, as part of “Radar” gallery weekend, accompanied by an artist talk on december 11th at 16:00.
Joint writing and translation: Nazir Taha || Composition, arrangement, musical production: Yaniv Meisel || Performed by: Dima Kablan || Mix: Aviad Cinmans || The work was produced as part of the Zumu exhibition in the city of Lod / Zumu Museum on the Move.
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00