Series, Digital Art Lab, Holon /
10 / Science Museum, Jerusalem, February 2006 /
Festival for Experimental Cinema and Video/ 22st Jerusalem
Film Festival,at - Hazira Performance --Art, Khan Theater,
Jerusalem Cinematec / July 2005
-- video 2
vers 2.0 presented @ Hapzura Series,
Digital Art Lab Holon
In 1950 during a party on the roof of Marian Loop, celebrating
the 100 anniversary of Tomas Robinson's invention of the
wind meter, Regina Handke, Marian Loop and Joao Delgado
decided to build a wind meter as a quotation to Robinson's
Regina Handke, the Hungarian-Yiddish poet, who began
in those days to learn Hebrew, told her friends that in
Modern Hebrew there are two meanings to the word "seara":
hair and storm**. Delgado and Loop got excited from the
linguistic discovery, and decided to build a wind meter
based on a hair.
In 1955 the machine was brought to Israel and activated
in a symbolic and nationalistic act, using David Ben Gurion's
hair. This experiment made Ben Gurion very disappointed
from his hair quality, who sent the machine away.
In 2005 the machine was exhibit for the first time in
fifty years in the frame of the Jerusalem Film Festival.
In 2006 the machine is exhibited again , this time not
only the wind meter has been repaired but also the sound-wind
* This machine is part of sala-manca’s collection
of Joao Delgado’s works.
** She was not aware that although the pronunciation
is the same, "seara" for hair and "seara"
for storm have a different Hebrew spelling.
vers. 1.0 - presented
at the Intersection - Jerusalem Film Festival 2005, Heara
10-The Science Museum, Jerusalem, February 2006