And how shall our hands meet?_Images
Photographies argentiques et collaboration à la performance «And how shall our hands meet?» de Devora Neumark et Tali Goodfriend, Montréal, 15 août 2006.
This street intervention was a collaborative response to the invasion of Lebanon by Israeli forces during the summer of 2006. In the context of an anti-war demonstration in downtown Montreal [marking Colin Powell’s visit to Montreal in support of the Jewish National Fund’s Gala event to build a stronger Israel] we created a non-violent alternative to the shouting of angry slogans.Devora Neumark Extrait de «And how shall our hands meet?», Works Works sur le site de l'artiste
The passersby clearly took note of our gesture and our appearance: they also encountered our designated photographer and spokesperson Louise Lachapelle who fielded questions and documented the intervention bearing witness to the gesture as well as to the people who interacted with it. […] the choice to invite photographic documentation is a complex one. […] Tali and I opted [for having a photographer present] for three reasons: Firstly, we recognized the legitimacy inscribed in the act of public photography that cialisfrance24.com offered us a sense of protection and agency – especially in relation to the spectacle of the street demonstration. Secondly, as this project was explicitly and implicitly an exploration of the power of dialogue, Louise’s participation permitted Tali and me to be present to each other, the gesture, the situation, the energy of the crowd and ourselves, without having to explain what we were doing. And finally, the photographs themselves [as documents telling of our gesture, and in their own right] extend the act of performing solidarity.Devora Neumark Extrait de «Performing Solidarity» «Performing Solidarity» sur le site de l'artiste
Cinq photographies originales couleurs extraites de cette série ont été publiées dans «The Sensuous is Political : Live Art Performance and the Palestinian Resistance Movement», Devora Neumark, Somatic Engagement, Petra Kuppers dir., Oakland and Philadelphia, Chain Links, 2011. Une photographie originale noir et blanc extraite de cette série a été publiée dans « Performing Solidarity: Jewish/Palestinian Alliance-building, Street Art Interventions, and the Power of Symbolic Encounters », Devora Neumark, Ottawa, Humanist Perspectives: 169, 2009. Plusieurs photographies de cette série sont diffusées sur le site de Devora Neumark.