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The Blackmarket in Jaffa, Israel

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Published on Oct 20, 2009

Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No 12
"On Invisible, Unknown and Ghostly Knowledge"

An installation with 100 experts by Hannah Hurtzig/Mobile Academy
Saturday, 26th of September, 2009 , 19:00-23:00 @ The Jewish-Arabic Center in Jaffa

At the Blackmarket you can choose from 100 experts of various fields, and for only 5 NIS you will be offered a portion of their knowledge that can be narrated in 30 minutes. You may also, of course, just listen to the conversations via headphones, for free.

The event imitates well known places of knowledge transfer such as archives and reading rooms and combines them with situations of communication which are familiar from the stock exchange and counseling sessions. The Blackmarket is an alternative model of knowledge transfer popular and wise, social and glamorous, noninstitutional and wild.

Invisibility and ghostliness is used in this Blackmarket as a metaphor for specific people, ideologies, utopian ideas, ways of living, whose representation is denied or not authorized. The ghostly reality is a result of the denial or refusal to give language or a voice to something and it is the moment where the borders between what has been approved as real is set in contrast to the phantasm.

The ghostly makes the in-between appear, it is a rupture in order that allows for a consciousness of borders, exclusions and suppression. The Blackmarket will bring to light cultural, economic, social and political models that we have forgotten or ignored, memories and stories we prefer to erase, ideas and concepts we censor or misunderstand. The ghosts of Jaffa will bring back the suppressed and forgotten past and will try to offer with it some possible opportunities for the future.

A Production of the Israeli Center for Digital Art, AYAM Recognition and Dialogue, Goethe-Institut Israel, and FAZA | Supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework of the German-Arab cultural initiative Hiwaruna, The Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Art, The Arts Department of Tel Aviv Municipality, The Polish Institute, Adam Mitskevich Institute, Haaretz.

Mobile Academy is a project by Hannah Hurtzig with changing partners based at Hebbel Theatre/ HAU Berlin

Concept & Space: Mobile Academy | Project Director: Eyal Danon | Production Manager: Eyal Vexler | Head of Research: Noa Shuval | Researchers & Interviewers: Yasmeen Daher, Yael Messer | Installation Design: Oren Sagiv | Production Assistant: Bashar Hassouneh | Costume Design: Frau Blau | Graphic Design: Guy Sagee, Neta Shoshani - shual | The Israeli Center for Digital Art team - Director: Galit Eilat, Administrative Director: Nir Sagiv, Education Program Director: Ran Kasmi Ilan, Archive Director: Maya Pasternak | Translation: Faisal Sawalha, Marwa Saabneh, Roni Brosh, Rasha Juma, Mor Kasmi Ilan | Special Thanks to: Georg Blochmann, Sami Bukhari, Fadi Shabaita, Adi Maoz, Polish Institute - Nir Turk, Adam Mickiewicz Institute - Katarzyna Wielga

www.mobileacademy-berlin.com | www.blackmarket-archive.com | www.jaffaproject.org | www.schwarzmarket-archive.de | www.digitalartlab.org.il

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