Israeli artist creates "melodies of the heart" in Serbia

Published date23 January 2023
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
The festival was organized by the Dah Theater at the beginning of December. The initiative focused on the question "What can art and activism do regarding human rights violations today?". It featured artists and activists from several countries, including the US, Iran, Russia and Israel. The program included workshops, installations, performances, concerts, talks, lectures and a film premiere

The work of DAH Theater is aimed at the constant exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas among artists and participants from different theatrical and national traditions. The center pays attention to the education of young people in the direction of contemporary theatrical expression and introduces them to other branches of art.

Duvshani's participation was supported by the Embassy of Israel in Serbia.

"Cardiophone" was conceived as a private listening to the melody of everyone's own heart. The participatory work combines the use of a medical device and of a music box.

In Belgrade, the visitors were welcomed one at a time and invited to a three-stage journey that began with an EKG test and ended with listening to a unique melody generated by their own heart.

"The piece was conceptualized in the face of the death of my grandmother," Duvshani explains in her website. "As her heartbeats were drawn daily...

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