Dreams&Dramas: Performative Talk by Avi Feldman
How does the law use the body and at which point do we cease to be a person and become evidence?
“Body as Evidence”
Performative Talk by Avi Feldman
How does the law use the body and at which point do we cease to be a person and become evidence? What is the notion of visual aspects of the person and its body in the space of law? The procedure itself already enforces a certain position: the parties are invited to approach the judges, witnesses asked not to address the parties or the audience. Gestures or intonation of the voice are subjected to a special regime and evaluation. Likewise, outside of the courtroom, our existence and bodies are subjected to continuous verification. During the talk, Avi Feldman, curator, who deals with motion in his practice, will present this particular choreography of the law, citing excerpts of films and works of art.
Avi Feldman is based in Tel Aviv, Berlin, and Dresden, where he works as a curator and writer. Since 2013, Feldman has been a PhD candidate at the University of Reading (UK) and
Zurich University for the Arts. His thesis focuses on examining contemporary reciprocal relations between the fields of art and law. Currently he works on the exhibition about law and art at Art-Port in Tel Aviv