Directed: Carmel Bar and Michal Evyatar
Production: Batel Dotan
Lighting Designer: Yaara Bar
Costume Designer: Yaara Bar
Graphic Designer: Yaara Bar
Video design: Guy Erlich
Sound: Carmel Bar
Stands production: Aviel Abudraham
Building experts: Ronnie Halevy and Tom Alkalay
Builders: David Pinto, Roei Sandovsky
Excavators: Ofri Omer, Eynav Rosolio,
Yotam Ben- Horin
Restorers: Guy Aon, Sia Preminger, Kaynan Basel, Michal Ben Yeuda, Itamar Banai, Chi Tazuro
Interviewees: Dr. Guy Stiebel, Dr. Uri Mayer-Chissick
This interactive piece invited audiences to learn about the process of using salt to preserve fish, which played a major role in ancient Israel's culinary tradition and trade. For the performance, 15 tons of salt were brought to Jerusalem. Fish that were pressed in salt were extracted from salty walls and brought back to life using restoration facilities.
The installation highlighted questions about the mechanisms individuals and communities (and specifically the Jewish community) use to uphold the past. In addition, we explored questions regarding what individuals choose to conserve, and who makes those choices. 5000 visitors a day engaged in Jerusalem’s history through this exciting sensory experience.