The SALA-MANCA GROUP is a group of independent
Jerusalem-based artists that creates in different fields: performance,
video, installation & new media since 2000. Sala-manca’s works deal
with poetics of translation (cultural, mediatic and social), with textual,
urban and net contexts and with the tensions between low tech and high tech
aesthetics, as well as social and political issues.
shulaym | heara
The group also publishes (H)Earat Shulaym - (Note in the Margin): Independent Quarterly for Contemporary Art and
produces and curates Heara events,
and multidisciplinary events organized in an independent way with no
commercial or official sponsors.
Since december 2003 edits together with Matvey Shapiro no-org.net, a Jerusalem art network envisioned as a platform for
experimental projects in the area of netbased and digital art and for the
exchange of independent information on contemporary art.
upgrade! tel aviv-jerusalem
Since August 2005 organizes and
curates The Upgrade! Tel
Aviv-Jerusalem, ensual gatherings hold by
new media artists, curators and media activists. It is aimed to introduce
the works and activities of local and global new-media artists and
activists, to find opportunities to learn from each other, to collaborate
and develop this field in Israel
and beyond. The
Upgrade! is part of an
international network originated by Yael Kanarek in N.Y.
New Media Cheyder
(new media studyroom)
The aim of the "New Media Cheder" is to generate a platform
which allows active artists to share and achieve knowdlege in an intime and
The SALA-MANCA GROUP is Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman, artists born in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
who live and work in Jerusalem.