Shahar Golan: “Reports of My Death are Greatly Exaggerated”

I first learned of my passing by Twitter: my TwitBird app routinely checks for my name in the Twittersphere and found this tweet. Apparently there is an Israeli website which aggregates obituaries and tweets new departures. A few hours later, a couple of people contacted me to find out if I am, in fact, dead. Well… I am happy to report that no, I am not dead. I am also not a retired Egged bus driver who died this week. We just have the same name:
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Radio Interview About ‘Almost Finished’ – A Book by Shahar Golan

Shahar Golan - Almost FinishedI was invited by Israel’s Channel A radio to be a guest on the program Writing for the Drawer hosted by Rona Gershon. It is an hour-long one-on-one chat following the recent publishing of my book named Almost Finished. The original broadcast date was Wednesday, September 5, 2007 – 13:05 (repeated Saturday September 15, 2007 – 18:05).

Get a copy of my book: Listen to the recorded interview:

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Music that was played during the show:
Artist Song Album
Dori Adar Irrelevant Answer Jewish Delights
Pink Martini The Gardens of Sampson & Beasley Hang on Little Tomato
Yafit Reuveny Sweet Night Blindness Sweet Night Blindness
 
Texts that were read on the air:
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homage de lounge dans le foyer

I was very honored when the producers of the Machol Shalem Dance Festival asked me to create a video work exclusively for the event, and created a video installation consisting of seven different monitors, mixing 1940’s American instructional films, with electronic downtempo music as soundtrack.

The festival was held in the Gerard Behar Centre, Jerusalem, Israel and consisted of three evenings (November 14-16, 2006) of modern dance.

You can view the work in two versions – just the videos:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlVCsL_tClQ

and the actual installation set-up:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMD56oN6wYU

A Yearlong Collaboration Comes To A Conclusion

A successful colaboration between the Musrara School of Art and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance has come to a conclusion. The group I took part in produced one video work, one video installation and one live act:

Psycho Ex-Girlfriend
Video installation work consisting of 2 different monitors, mixing parts of two female faces, with an answering machine message as a soundtrack.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK7GzY2AyGM

Dancing In The Streets

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ7w3alU0DM

Sham [There] – Live
Video documenting a live performance made in cooperation with dance students from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, consisting of 2 different videos projected onto three dancers. The videos consists of one Sesame Street muppets sketch (‘Here and there’ – in Hebrew), and the dancers’ own family footage of their childhood.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NDmHcHhPZA