"Culture in the Periphery- delightfully tickles your soft spot"
CULTURE IN THE PERIPHERY / BEIT HA'IR (CITY HALL) / TEL AVIV / SHOCK & TRASH ART / PERFORMANCE & VISUAL ARTS / AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Culture in the Periphery claims that unlike popular belief, the periphery is the leader when it comes to culture, for it contains the majority of people. Global metropoles are all alike, while the periphery contains the most unique and uniquely-sick parts of every
culture. Since the creation is based upon a pattern which exists in all societies, it can be reproduced in every country without losing its relevancy.
The performance guides the audience between workshops, in an attempt to bring the taboo and bizarre into the mainstream. The performance claims that a true mainstream does not exist: as we go deeper inside, we will always find the new periphery. A continuous attempt to emigrate from the outskirts of culture to the center, involves erasing any aspect of peripheral or pervert identification.
As a counter-reaction to the effect, Culture in the Periphery insists on over-expressing these perverted aspects in all characters.
The entire concept is underlined by a thin layer of irony, as such a cultural event can only perform (as it in fact does) in the center.
The performers portray characters from the periphery, and host different workshops “in an intimate atmosphere, not unlike a singles event”, about subjects that are usually avoided. The workshops are characterized by being intentionally blunt and indiscreet, exposing the audience’s embarrassment when facing concepts the society deemed forbidden.
The performance provokes laughter alongside shock and moral dilemmas. It opens a window to a contemporary conversation that contains no censorship.
Written and Performed by: Ariel Bronz | Idit Herman | Florence Bloch | Karnit Bason | Michal Gil | Veronica Gromkov | Arale | Haim Vitaly Cohen | Gal Volinez | Rona Sofer | Sigalit Foxztvi Petrekovski | Oded Zadok | Sophia Chikon | Roni Shukron Galshir Iggy Priplegi
Public Relations: Karnit Bason and Mira Ann
Production: Noa Folk