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Meira Asher

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Photo by Michal Zamir

Meira Asher is known for her uncompromising societal art. Her work has been released on Crammed, Sub Rosa and Auditorium. Her early voice-based albums from the 1990s were too forward-thinking and challenging for Israeli audiences of the period, but after her departure to Europe they attained cult status. Her research areas include activist social documentary and the amplification of the human body. 

Asher is co-founder of the bodylab art foundation in The Hague (2001-2011) and a lecturer at both the University of Haifa and the Ben Gurion University. She is the curator-presenter of the radio program "Radio Art - Omanut Radio" on KolHaCampus106fm in Israel. Her selected works include "Spears into Hooks", an album/performance about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (1999), "Infantry", an album/performance with Guy Harries about child manipulation and child combatants (2001), "Face_WSLOT", an album, book, art installation, and documentary film about female ex-child combatants in Sierra Leone (2004-06), "One blanket lost", a radio-art program about the trafficking of girls for prostitution in Europe (2010), "Myelination 2", an album/performance with JC Jones about Multiple Sclerosis and the myelin sheath (2013), and "refuse: military", radio works about youths who refuse to serve in the Israeli army (2014). 

Active-Sound Practices in Palestine and Israel

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Fri 05.02.2016, 15:00

A/V-lecture by Meira Asher. Host: Thomas Burkhalter.

Protest Today: Exotica, Commercialism, Noise

Kunstquartier Studio 1, Fri 05.02.2016, 17:00

Wanlov the Kubolor, M3nsa, Angie Balata, Adam Harper. Host: Olaf Karnik