Golden Delicious / Inbal Yomtovian (IL/FR)
A low tech virtual reality experience
We experience the world through our senses. Sounds penetrate our hearing range, molecules find their way into our nose, the sensory cells of our skin register touch. All these “influences” of the outside world are evaluated in our brain. It quickly and efficiently processes and analyses a situation and decides on a reaction. But how does the interaction of physical sensations and electrical signals become an experience, a story, a memory? Are there universal feelings that are evoked by certain circumstances? Can an experience be artificially created in the form of a work of art? What do one’s senses remember after an encounter or an event like a first kiss? A breath of air on the back of your neck, the smell of beer and chewing gum, a piece of music, your own heartbeat exploding in your chest?
Inbal Yomtovian, a graduate of the renowned School of Visual Arts Jerusalem, tells stories with everyday objects and moments of surprise. In 2015, together with Ari Teperberg, she wowed audiences at the international figuren.theater.festival with the living room performance “Jonathan + The Blue Table”. In “The Kiss”, a one-on-one encounter, she invites visitors to surrender to the moment, shielded from the outside world …