Omer 5769 – An Istallation and Performance,Multimedia-stretched canvas,metal base, acrylic, 2009-2011 Video documentary- http://www.donisilversimons.com/media/donivideo.asp Photo documentary – http://www.donisilversimons.com/media/photodocumentary.asp In 2009, I premiered Omer 5769, a durational performance inspired by the Omer, a 7-week ritual characterized by a daily oral tally. Nine participants engaged in a silent performance examining the dissolution of time and referencing the Omer and counting as a mechanism to return to ones source. In 2011, I debuted Omer 5769 – An Installation/A Performance, a film documenting the performance, at The American Film Institute (AFI) for the Washington DC Jewish Film Festival.
August-A Study , wood frame & raw canvas, 8ft x 9ft x 3ft, 2010 A durational performance and installation. Short video documentary – http://www.donisilversimons.com/media/august-a-study.asp video In “August: A Study,” Silver Simons embarks on a journey that is both an investigation of and a response to the core essence of the month. The gradual evisceration of the fabric is freed from its woven alignment; the threads discover new paths, revealing alternative truths in space and time.
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