Other Wine: A Night of Art, Drinking and Torah
Thursday, January 12 @ 7:30
What could be more pleasant and liberating than being intoxicated, and what could at times be more horrid? Are we, by drinking, allowing our “other side” to manifest itself in the open? What happens when we find this “other side” too scary – or perhaps more dangerously, too attractive? Can wine be divine? Can wine be demonic?
Event Chairs: Adam Kravitz and Jacques Raphael
Post-Show Reception & Silent Auction: Stay for drinks, bites, and a curated silent auction featuring fabulous items from the world of wine and beyond.
**There will be nudity during this performance.
$25 Advance / $30 at Door / $75 VIP
VIP Ticket includes welcome glass before the show, reserved seating, and recognition in the program.
More about the Projects:
GIL SPERLING “uncovered”
A video performance inspired by a talmudic text that touches on castration fear and the troubled sexual relation between sons and their fathers.
MICHAEL LEIBENLUFT “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours”
Before there was sex, we were seduced by intimacy, privacy, and secrecy. Reaching back into our earliest memories to find the origins of shame, desire, and difference.
FRANNY SILVERMAN “That’s What She Said”
Brief musings on Noah’s complicated relationship with leadership, family, and adult beverages from the woman who was there through it all.
KEREN MOSCOVITCH “TOO DRUNK TO MAN UP”
This film explores intimacy, gender and carnal hermeneutics in an age of deconstruction. A drunken text, devised by drunken identities, read through drunken bodies.
ELANA GREENFIELD “There is Wine, and There is Wine (The “Other Side”)”
Before Babel we lived in a linguistic Eden; utterance, synergy, potency. After Babel we drink and lip sync. With Lizzie Olesker and Eric Borlaug.
GORDON HABER “Yak Juice”
An excerpt from a story-in-progress that explores otherness through the eyes of Jewish infantryman in the Korean War.
MICHAEL GAC LEVIN “Severed Parts”
How do popular stories affect our readings of ancient texts, and vice versa? As we read the biblical narrative of Noah’s drunkenness projected images will guide us to read the text through the modern misadventure of John and Lorena Bobbit. The tale of an ancient crime pairs imperfectly, but provocatively, with this tabloid-worthy “Battle of the Sexes,” in which gender politics and the lure of celebrity hold sway.
HADAR AHUVIA “Everything you have is yours?”
We’ll begin teaching the Israeli folk dance ‘My Beloved is Mine’. We start the dance face to face, the Israeli on the one hand the Yemenite appropriated on the other.
ABIGAIL KATZ “Cup of Salvation. Cup of Poison. Same Wine.”
We will explore two pieces of text that inspire, awaken, and call people to action; one for good, one for evil.