Common Views talk @ HNEE Univ. Germany 12/2020
we were pleased to be invited by Prof. Katja Arzt from HNEE University, Branderburg, Germany.
“Common Views” is an interdisciplinary, site-specific, participatory arts project, led by artist and researcher David Behar Perahia and artist Dan Farberoff. The project focuses on the relationships between communities sharing a landscape, as a function of their connection to place. Most recently the artists worked in the region of the Israeli desert town of Arad and the Bedouin settlements nearby. The communities inhabiting this area all share a common desert landscape, and yet, there exists between them, in very close geographical proximity, a wide disparity and an inequity in the allotment of and access to resources. The artists have chosen to focus on water as a valuable resource, using the theme to reflect on this distributive imbalance, addressing socio-political issues in the context of a wider discussion on environment and sustainability, while incorporating into their vision a plan to create a Biosphere Reserve in the area. The two collaborated with local residents, municipal personnel and biosphere researchers from the Israeli academia.
Please find Israeli public TV presentation of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud6whIgOGzw&feature=youtu.be