The Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP) presents: The Return from the Moon
With one week left of Yael Bartana’s exhibition and Europe will be stunned Moderna Museet Malmö invites you to a finissage Friday September 10. Yael Bartana is back in Malmö with a new performance – The Return from the Moon – developed especially for the finissage.
The Return from the Moon is an experimental performance, performed in German by actor Susanne Sachsse. It is an intervention and dialogue with the films presented in Yael Bartana's exhibition and Europe will be stunned.
The performance is a ten minute long monologue in a loop, delivered by the fictional character Rivka, the ghost of return. Rivka also appeares in the artist’s film Mary Koszmary, which is part of the exhibition, where the Polish leftist activist Sławomir Sierakowski referred to her in a speech when he was calling for the return of three million Jews back to their homeland - Poland.
Rivka exists in a dense intersection between different periods of times. Trapped in a maze of mirrors, unable to separate reflection from experience, she questions whether we will be able to free ourselves from the chains of tragedy, from the sad fate of history.
Yael Bartana has during the last decade earned considerable international attention and acclaim. Two days prior to the opening of the exhibition “and Europe will be stunned” at Moderna Museet Malmö Yael Bartana was awarded the prestigious art prize Artes Mundi. The exhibition – which occupies the entire Turbine Hall – is her most comprehensive solo exhibition in Europe to this date. The exhibition lasts until September 19.
The performance premieres during the finissage at Moderna Museet Malmö on September 10, in the presence of the artist. It is performed in German and translations into Swedish will be available for visitors. The performance will also be presented on Saturday, September 11.
Finissage Friday September 10, 7-10 pm. Performace at 7.30, 8, 8.30 and 9 pm.
Saturday September 11, performance at 2, 3, 4 pm.
Do you want to attend the finissage? Please, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Return from the Moon
Director: Yael Bartana
Actress: Susanne Sachsse
Concept: Yael Bartana and Ila Ben-Porat
Writing: Gish Amit, Avi Pitchon
Text Editing: Marc Siegel, Ila Ben-Porat
Light Designer: Jackie Shemesh
Sound Designer: Daniel Meir