YAM – Val / Wave / Welle
by C. HIRTL & Ch. LJUBANOVIC
'YAM' – Val / Wave / Welle: Paris, Vienna, Jerusalem, Maribor
provides insight into the debut of the collaboration between Hirtl and Ljubanovic that took place in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1996 – in the context of the International Theatre and Performance Festival. Over several years both artists have continued their project and have articulated their idea via different kinds of media and techniques.
Kibla showes YAM Leporello, YAM video book, the 'impressit' book, and the film 'W'.
1996 Invitation to the International Theatre and Performance Festival PHENOMENA, Jerusalem (Israel) –
Shared planning of a performance and exhibit (lasting for six days) – adaptation of the oeuvres: HIRTL/LJUBANOVIC (painting/graphic work) – Signs and Alphabets –
Tempera painting 'impressit': Alphabets & Signs, Letters/Lands, original printing techniques,
video 'W' – Design for Space of Performance: YAM as synonym for Jerusalem: Ocean/Wave translated from the four dominant alphabets of the city: Hebrew, Arabic, Armenian, and Latin –
Live Performance at Night: 'Writing' via stencils and paint pigments – Live broadcast to an exhibition space of the Festival facility.
'YAM' Artists Book as well as YAM Video Book is based on the concept of language and its many layers of meaning and communication.