A group of women gathers in one room, in a small, southern city, at the end of the summer. Each woman introduces herself, chooses a seat around the big table and takes out her smartphone. Someone says “they won’t ask us to turn off our phones here”, and for a moment they all laugh together. That is correct. Here they will not be asked to turn off their phones. They will not be asked to put them aside till the end of the session. On the contrary. In this space, which we share once a week for a month, these women will be asked to turn their phones on. To open their browsers and apps as if they were books or notebooks – to acquire a new language. And so, instead of hesitant, hand-written lines – they learn the alphabet of the audio-visual language. They experiment it and practice it, and with great sincerity each woman composes fragile fragments from her inner world.

During September 2019 KinoClan was hosted by the Arad Contemporary Art Center and held a pocket film workshop with a group of local women. The pocket films created during the workshop were screened in a festive closing event on November 2019.  

The project was supported by Noked Israel LTD.

FACILITATOR / Dana Goldberg
PARTNERS / The Arad Contemporary Art Center, Arad Community Center,
Arad Youth Center, Arad Municipality 
TIME AND PLACE / Arad, September 2019
STILLS / Irit Eshet Mor