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: דוד בהר

2017 Ministry of culture prize

David Behar Perahia has received the 2017 Ministry of Culture Prize for visual arts.

from the judge reason declaration:

“The work of David Behar Perahia is prominent with its unique voice, which intertwine artistic creation with architectural research. His art reflects the process of listening, deepening and originality. Behar Perahia’s research work involve and combine an independent approach together with group work, to raise creative projects in various social domains. in his work as an independent artist he delicately and excitingly deals with architectural spaces by referring to the natural light, space and the characteristics of the building.

November 2015

David was shortlisted for the ACE Art in Christian Context Prize

The shortlist is as follows:
David Behar – Perahia, residency at Gloucester Cathedral
Antonia Hockton, The River of Life, St George’s Church, Great Bromley
John Maddison, Reredos, Ely Cathedral
Nick Mynheer and Roger Wagner, window, aumbry and font cover at St Mary’s Iffley
Bill Viola and Kira Pirov, Martyrs, St Paul’s Cathedral
Maciej Urbanek, HS, St Michael’s Camden

declaration_video_web from david behar perahia on Vimeo.