the defaults of self indulgence
© Lee Meir 2017. all rights reserved.
The piece was developed within the residency series at ausland, Berlin, and was then presented as part of the exhibition Biblioligia: The Book as Body, at the Petavh Tikva Museum of Art (Israel) in Feb 2016
In 2014 the defaults of self indulgence started to develop their Book Practice: The Book Practice, is an exploration of books as stimulators for action, as a ‘thing’ that is between an object and a container of information and stimuli. The word “practicing” is related to functionality, repetition and progress and specifically to the body in activity. Books are related to information, knowledge, poetics, and the expansion of the mind. The Book practice is a an exploration in which we establish a fluid negotiation between books and the “body at work”.
9-10 / 01 / 2014 Tanztage 2014, Sophiensaele Berlin
19-21 / 09 / 2014 Diver festival, Tel-Aviv
In if it´s fun, we force ourselves into a state of hyper-creativity. In a habitat of superabundance and countless possibilities, we yield to a physicality of open links, wandering about and through fragments of texts, movements, upset objects and flickering cultural signposts. This is a starting point for an adventurous voyage into the ambiguous nature of creative processes. We offer you an unfinished analysis of creativity.
PERFORMANCE AND CONCEPT: Maya Weinberg and Lee Méir / ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE: Roni Katz, Nir Vidan / ARTISTIC ADVICE: Gretchen Blegen, Keren Ida Natan / LIGHT: Gretchen Blegen / PRODUCTION: the defaults of self indulgence, ausland, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art
if it's fun (2014)
The Extended Book Practice (2016)
PERFORMANCE - CHOREOGRAPHY - STAGE DESIGN - COSTUMES: Lee Méir & Maya Weinberg / ARTISTIC SUPPORT: André Lewski / PRODUCTION: Tanztage Berlin- Sophiensaele, Diver Festival- Tel Aviv / REHEARSAL ASSISTANCE: Roni Katz / THANKS: André Lewski, Ana Laura Lozza, Keren Ida Nathan, Juliana Piquero, Laura Gamberg, Asaf Aharonson, Noam Gorbat, Sarah Parolin , Deufert & Plischke, HZT-Berlin, The Tanztage team.
The defaults of self indulgence
The defaults of self indulgence is a partnership between choreographers and performers Maya Weinberg and Lee Méir. Both originally from Israel, they currently live in Berlin and work internationally. They started their collaborative work in January 2014, seeking to test together the artificiality of the performative situation. They share the same urge to explore the flexibility of the creative mind and to investigate different strategies of transforming boredom and random objects into very successful art.