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Israel Museum premieres new project by Sharon Lockhart based on works by Israeli dance composer Noa Eshkol
Sharon Lockhart, born USA 1964 Five Dances and Nine Wall Carpets by Noa Eshkol, 2011,

JERUSALEM.- The Israel Museum presents the premiere of a new project by the noted American artist Sharon Lockhart, exploring the work of prominent Israeli dance composer Noa Eshkol (1924–2007). Opening December 13, Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol will feature a new film installation and photographic series by Lockhart inspired by Eshkol and the Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation (EWMN) System, which Eshkol developed together with architect Avraham Wachman to describe human locomotion. Also on view will be a selection of wall carpets created by Eshkol, as well as scores, drawings, and other archival material pertaining to her work, creating an encounter between the two artists that raises questions about the nature of artistic practice, its preservation and its interpretation. Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol will be on view at the Israel Museum from December 13, 2011, through April 30, 2012.

“We feel privileged to have this opportunity to present a unique project bringing together the visions of two notable artists, each working in different aspects of contemporary creativity” said James S. Snyder, Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Israel Museum. “We look forward to sharing with our audiences Sharon Lockhart’s illuminating exploration of the work of Noa Eshkol, showing each artist’s accomplishment in a new light.”

The EWMN System, developed in the 1950s, combines symbols and numbers to represent spatial relationships between different parts of the body, in order to describe virtually every possible human movement. Eshkol devoted her life to perfecting this system and developed a practice of dance based on the simple structures written within the system, using only the sound of a metronome to key proper timing.

Sharon Lockhart's five-channel film installation, Five Dances and Nine Wall Carpets by Noa Eshkol (2011), features five of Eshkol’s dances performed by members of her former company. Each is staged among different groupings of Eshkol’s wall carpets and projected onto rectangular volumes within the exhibition space. The variations of composition in each frame highlight the relationships between each dance and the accompanying textile works, which have never before been presented together. The dancers on each of the five channels perform to the sound of separate metronomes, and together, the five metronome beats create a new musical composition for the exhibition.

Lockhart has also created a photographic study of the seven spherical models that illustrate the EWMN System, titled Models of Orbits in the System of Reference, Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation System (2011). The system defines the three-dimensional movement of any limb around its joint as a sphere, describing this circular movement as a rotary, conical or planar. Because the movement represented by each sphere looks different depending on the moving body’s relationship to the viewer, Lockhart photographed each wire and mesh sphere spinning around its longitudinal axis.

In addition to her innovative work as a choreographer, Noa Eshkol was an accomplished textile artist. Over the course of her career, she created 1,800 wall carpets out of scraps of fabric that she composed and that her dancers sewed onto backings. Three of her carpets will be on display in the exhibition, alongside drawings and scores that record early stages in the development of the EWMN System and additional documentary material from the Eshkol archive housed in the Wachman Movement Notation (EWMN) Center in Holon .

Sharon Lockhart, known internationally for her works in photography and video, became acquainted with the oeuvre of Noa Eshkol during a visit to Israel several years ago. Lockhart explored the many dimensions of Eshkol's work through archival research at the EWMN Center and through observation of the activities of veteran dancers from Eshkol's own ensemble, the Chamber Dance Group. Some of Eshkol's dancers, who worked under her tutelage in daily movement and notation for most of their lives, continue to be involved in perpetuating her legacy and participated in Lockhart's project.

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol is curated at the Israel Museum by Talia Amar, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art. The five-channel film installation debuts at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem , and then travels to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in June, 2012. A companion exhibition on Sharon Lockhart and Noa Eshkol is on view at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv from December 15, 2011.

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