An artist project by Gabriela Vainsencher, commissioned by Artis.
Performance: Monday, April 16, 2012, 7-9pm at the Phaidon Store, 83 Wooster Street, NYC
Every city I have been in exists in my head in two, superimposed maps: the first is a practical one of intersections, street names and subway stations; the other is a kind of a web, containing experiences, encounters and emotions which moved me in a way that made them, and where they happened, unforgettable.
Legends of Heartbreak and Epiphany in Tel Aviv consists of an original, limited edition map of Tel Aviv, a public performance and an ongoing digital archive. Conceived in response to the official tourist guides of Tel Aviv, my symbolic mapping of the city contains the private moments, experiences and histories that continually reinforce and shape our connections to this unique place.
The stories on this blog (see the comment section below or categories on the right) were contributed by anonymous writers during the months of March and April 2012. The ones written by April 4th were included in the first edition of this project.
Click on the “comments” section below to contribute your Tel Aviv story and be included in the next map of the city I produce. Make sure to include:
-Location (street names/intersection) within Tel Aviv-Jaffa
-Category of experience. Choose from:
- A realization that something is missing
- An important argument
- Beginning of a beautiful friendship
- Being very alone
- Crime committed
- Defeat suffered
- Falling in love
- False Epiphany
- Life changing call/text
- Memorable sexual experience
- Reality shattered
- Repressed childhood memory resurfacing
- The moment adulthood came crashing down
- Unexpected feeling of oneness with the universe
- Victory achieved