This weeklong artistic event combines walking, creative expression, and human interaction as artist Guy Briller, who conceived of the project, leads 25 artists, social activists and intellectuals on a pilgrimage from the Neve Shalom communal settlement to Jerusalem. Throughout the pilgrimage, which will be documented and broadcast live on a website created specifically for this purpose, participants will engage in discussions about a range of social, cultural and political issues, as well as act and create in response to the spirit and inspiration of the discussions.
Yonathan Avishai, Bik van der Pol, Yuval Ben-Ami, Eden Bannet, Yael Berda, Muhammed Jabali, Yossi Ghinsberg, Etai Darway, Kerem Halbrecht, Markha Valenta, Lavi Zytner, Rafram Chaddad, Meir Tati, Narkis Tepler, Porat Salomon, Noah M Fischer, Tahel Frosh, Jonathan Keren, Chaia Rukin
Arik Footman, Moran Gutman, Snir Kazir, Yair Moss. Ohad Shem Tov, Yuval Yairi, Rotem Rozental
The basic premise of the project is that a journey by foot, when cast as an act of self-examination and a re-assessment of one's immediate surroundings, creates a space in which people of diverse backgrounds can forge meaningful ties and imagine a future beyond the confines of our current reality. And of course, the act recalls that Jerusalem has been, for thousands of years, a point of pilgrimage for Jews, Christians, Muslims and others. Or in the words of the project's initiators: in many ways, Jerusalem has always been a place that we are constantly trying to reach.
The pilgrimage will end in a communal tent which will be erected for 24 hours in Jerusalem—in which the artists will exhibit the work they produced during the journey.
Meeting and exit point: Neve Shalom on the longest day of the year, June 21 2012
Project Creator and Director: Guy Briller
Co-Artistic Directors: Gilad Reich and Guy Briller
Production: Noam Kuzar
Documentation: Ohad Shem Tov
Artistic Director, The Jerusalem Season of Culture: Itay Mautner