Reception at 18:00.
The Jewish-Arabic Center in Jaffa, 109 Kedem Street
Free admission to the event. No advance booking.
Book an expert for 5 NIS!
A Production of the Center for Digital Art, AYAM –
Dialogue, Goethe-Institut Israel, and FAZA Productions
Supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework
of the German-Arab cultural initiative Hiwaruna.
The Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Art.
Special thanks to the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv and Nir Turk, and
the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Katarzyna Wielga.
Concept & space: Mobile Academy
Project director: Eyal Danon
Production manager: Eyal Vexler
Head of research: Noa Shuval
Researchers & interviewers: Yasmeen Daher,Yael Messer
Installation design: Oren Sagiv
Production assistant: Bashar Hassouneh
Costume design: Frau Blau
Graphic design: Guy Sagee| Neta Shoshani- Shoal.com The Center for Digital
team- director: Galit Eilat
Administrativ management: Nir
Special thanks to: Ran Kasmi Ilan, Maya Pasternak
Translation: Faisal Sawalha , Marwa Saabneh, Roni Brosh, Rasha Juma
The phenomenon of invisibility can be used as a metaphor
for specific people, ideologies, utopian ideas, ways of living whose
representation is denied or not authorized. The ghostly reality
is a result of the denial or refusal to give language or a voice
to something. The 'ghostly' in our context will be examined as a
moment where the borders between what has been approved as real
is set in contrast to the phantasm and the illusion as fragile and
imprecise. The ghostly apparition makes appear the in-between, it
is a rupture in order that allows for consciousness about borders,
exclusions and suppression. Blackmarket in Jaffa will concentrate
on the invisible and erased in various fields of knowledge. It will
bring to light cultural, economic, social and political models that
we have forgotten or ignored, memories and stories we prefer to
erase, ideas and concepts we censor or misunderstand. We will present
ghostly figures of the past and present, living dead of all sort
in mythology, present times and local history - lemures, vampires,
zombies in film and literature, jinnies and demons, present absentees,
phantoms and the social context in which they appear. The ghosts
of Jaffa will bring back the suppressed and forgotten past and will
try to offer with it some possible opportunities for the future.
"On Invisible, Unknown and Ghostly Knowledge" had been also the
topic for the Blackmarkets in Warsaw 2005/06. Finally it worked
out, for the first time! to repeat and recycle a Blackmarket subject.
Several polish experts will be present in the Jaffa Blackmarket.
Al Nabi Rubin Festival, till 1935 up to 30.000
pilgrams came in the
month of August to celebrate the anual mawsim.
Basketball gym in the jewish-arabic center in
Jaffa, location for the Blackmarket