February 22, 2019

One Foot Planted

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is proud to present Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman: One Foot Planted. Israeli artists Carmi and Heiman create ambitious video works that explore the impact that politics and conflict have on Israeli women in times of crisis. In their work, Israel is redefined as a mythical and post-apocalyptic world, which feminine bodies must ritually traverse through extreme physical acts. Both the ritual of processing the Israel Trail and counting the Omer become ungendered and labor-intensive sites of communication between bodies, land, machines, and the movement of time itself. In creating these spectacles and invented worlds, the artists’ combined interests in cinematography, live-action performance, group dynamics and mechanical inventions are all at play.


Thursday, Feb 28, 5 – 8 pm

Artist talk with Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman / Opening reception

Join us at 5 pm for a lecture with artists Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman, opening reception to follow.


Sunday, Apr 7, 2 – 3:30 pm

Ayelet Carmi: Women Gathering and the Kibbutz

Artist Ayelet Carmi will discuss the ways that being born and raised on a kibbutz in Northern Israel influences her artwork, where we see the constantly present tensions between the individual and the group.

Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Program


Tuesday, April 9, 4 – 5 pm

Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr

WSRC Scholar, art historian and museum educator, Annie Storr will lead art experiencing exercises through the Kniznick Gallery exhibition One Foot Planted | Ayelet Carmi & Meirav Heiman. Storr developed Exercises for the Quiet Eye (EQE) to encourage patient reflection, appreciation, and an attempt to avoid the rush to understand, or determine a set interpretation for what we see.

Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Program

*This exhibition and programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of Arnee & Walter Winshall and Suzanne Priebatsch.


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