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Threshold

A threshold of time: the elusive intermediary moment between what has passed, never to return, and what has yet to begin. A thin shell dividing inside from out. A moment of expectation for the moment’s disappearance, the disappearance of expectation, to the emergence of something new. But what if that something new takes its time, and the intermediary moment is stretched? The threshold moment is inevitably a time of helplessness, anxiety, strangeness, having left the sure and certain path. Where will our next step fall?

On the threshold, thoughts and behaviors are released from the laws governing what was left behind – and are, as yet, unbound by the laws ahead. And because there are no laws at all on the threshold itself, those straddling it can establish their own, a rational, ordered and abstract array converting raw emotion into rational representation. Sometimes it provides some relief.

“Threshold” offers three avenues of minimal and constrained motion. Three actions that attempt to regulate the uncontrollable, the pressure changes from inside and out, a balance between experience and its (failed or successful) representations. Three small and minor movements that try in vain to obtain, encompass, and take hold of the unattainable, overwhelming and ungraspable that become the threshold to our residence.  

Each of these actions tries to restrict itself to the barest minimum, reducing movement as much as possible. The freedom intrinsic to the threshold is dizzying, perhaps altogether too much to be contained. The choice of curtailing motion and thus expanding threshold time is not an obvious one. The threshold is naturally foreign ground. Curbing movement seems to provide protection from the risk of falling, of rash action, but it also lengthens intermediary time.

Breathing is the key to crossing the threshold. It exists between inside and outside the body, and demarcates the range between voluntary and involuntary bodily functions. It happens independently – all we can do is try to regulate it, accelerate or decelerate it, using it to control heart rate, excitement, or emotional turmoil.

When at rest, each breath lasts almost four seconds. Inhalation and exhalation. Supplying oxygen and disposing of carbon dioxide, bringing in the necessary, removing the excess. Linking interior and exterior.

We claim an inverse relation between rate of breathing and pulse, and longevity. The faster the pace, the shorter the life expectancy. But life does not occur while at rest. Vivid moments are typified by rapid or stalled breathing and accelerated pulse. If we are the sum of our breaths, should we aspire to a long life of rest and relaxation, or allow our hearts to beat frantically from time to time?

Breathing facilitates movement and is influenced by it. Regulated breathing is the key to smooth motion. Sixteen breaths per minute at rest translate to one beat heartbeat each second. There is no other motion more basic.

The condensed motion at the heart of all the exhibition works are performed always within the context of an imminent meeting, a moment just a breath away, yet still a distance too great to span. The three possibilities can be read as a kind of secondary symptom: not the source, but rather its thin and visible shell – three different systems of rules and regulations invented and maintained to contain their antithesis, to reveal their absence. Three formations of guidelines and edicts on the threshold between events and non-events, between protecting against non-actuality and the desire to stretch the intermediary moment, to delay, to reside, to suspend.

Ran Kasmy-Ilan

7/21-9/3/2016

Participating Artists:

Events with the Exhibition:

Archived

from2018-08-18->>till2018-08-18

Lingers on the corporeal border

A talk with Jasmin Vardi

from2018-07-01->>till2018-08-02

Izik Badash

Residency Program

from2018-06-16->>till2018-08-31

Hyper-Intention / Jasmin Vardi

Solo Exhibition

from2018-06-12->>till2018-06-12

Born in Deir Yassin

Special screening and a talk with director Neta Shoshani / 12/16/2018, 20:00

from2018-05-06->>till2018-06-09

The Coastal Spray Zone #2

Efrat Galnoor

from2018-05-01->>till2018-05-31

Irina Birger

Residency Program

from2018-04-25->>till2018-05-08

Gina Haller, Nadia Migdal

Residency Program

from2018-03-31->>till2018-06-30

Jennifer Mattes

Residency for Austrian artists

from2018-03-05->>till2018-03-15

Paulina Pukytė

from2018-02-21->>till2018-05-05

Dead Honyes

Group Exhibition
















Opens on Saturday, March 10, 8pm

from2018-02-20->>till2018-05-31

Lisa Kudoke

from2018-02-17->>till2018-02-17

Real Daughter

A talk with Efrat Vital

from2018-01-05->>till2018-03-31

Lotte Lyon

Residency

from2017-12-16->>till2018-02-21

Winnie (Real Daughter) / Efrat Vital

Solo Exhibition




06.01.2018-21.02.2018

from2017-12-07->>till2017-12-14

Jaan Toomik

from2017-12-03->>till2017-12-03

Tectonics Festival

Lina Lapelyte, Pierre Berthet, Mik Quantius with Alex Drool Yonovic




3.12.17


20:00

from2017-11-28->>till2017-10-05

Lina Lapelyte

Tectonics Festival

from2017-11-28->>till2017-12-05

Mik Quantius

from2017-11-28->>till2017-12-05

Pierre Berthet

Tectonics Festival

from2017-10-28->>till2017-10-28

Nothingness to no one

A talk with Yair Barak

from2017-09-09->>till2017-11-25

Continents and Faces / Yair Barak

Solo exhibition








9.9.2017-25.11.2017

from2017-06-27->>till2017-07-31

Still Life, Live Data

A new research by Shenkar College, the Inspire Lab for Image Research, and the Sorbonne
















Opens on 08/07/2017

from2017-06-01->>till2017-06-30

Tal Shamir

from2017-05-05->>till2017-05-21

Ilya Rabinovich

from2017-04-27->>till2017-06-20

The Arnolfinis / Orit Adar Bechar

Solo Exhibition








27/04/2017 - 20/06/2017

from2017-04-25->>till2017-04-30

Dr. Reynaldo Anderson

Tohu Magazine Conference

from2017-04-01->>till2017-04-01

These are sculptures from nothing cause there's nothing

Artist Talk with Roy Menachem Markovich


from2017-03-07->>till2017-03-15

Axel Knost, Karin Redlich

Collaboration with "Harishonim" high school Herzliya

from2017-02-10->>till2017-02-25

Anna Bromley and Ofri Lapid

from2017-01-07->>till2017-01-07

Artist Talk with Meir Tati and Eyal Assulin

Saturday, January 7, 11am

from2017-01-01->>till2017-04-04

Good Greif / Roy Menachem Markovich

2/11/2017-4/4/2017

from2016-11-22->>till2017-01-28

Look at me

Meir Tati, Eyal Assulin

12/3/2016-1/28/2017

from2016-10-22->>till2016-10-22

Saturday morning at the gallery

from2016-09-24->>till2016-11-12

Follies | Elisheva Levy

Solo Exhibition




24/9/2016-12/11/2016

from2016-09-13->>till2016-11-30

Netally Scholsser

from2016-09-03->>till2016-09-12

gym

An interdisciplinary think and do group

from2016-08-13->>till2016-08-13

Saturday morning at the gallery

from2016-07-05->>till2016-07-20

Lior Zalmanson

from2016-05-21->>till2016-07-02

What's too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget

5/21-6/25/2016

from2016-03-26->>till2016-03-26