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  • Inside Out

    Inside Out, Collaboration with Diana Schuemann, 2020 INSIDE OUT by Jessica Moritz & Diana Schuemann Previously screened: Cock and Bull, virtual Festival Dance Days Chania 10 curated by Aliki Chiotaki DRIFTING BODIES / FLUENT SPACES, Walk Lab2pt piXel , online pop up exhibition, Inside out, 2020 WHEN TWO BECOME ONE, LOOSE THREADS curated by Philippa Wall, Luke Jones and Faye Golley 'In 24 hours' THE WALL SPACE | SCOTLAND, curated by Ayshia Taskin ayshia.co.uk and [SHIFT:ibpcpa] A Fronteira- mostra de videoarte, Rio, Brasil Upcoming Simulacrum, WerkStadt ALC Video Art Festival part of the collection "Cigarreras" listed and curated by ACOA (Contemporary artists from Alicante) As an artist you wish to have a legacy and let behind you meaning fulfillment work, inspiration and statement, not things. in this direction, my work is now working with less to create work that will share a message of sustainability, reflection and positivity. therefore i create an art work in collaboration with Diana Schuemann that challenge urban architecture, and abandoned space to push limit of esthetic and Consummation. Inside Out about the video: link: https://vimeo.com/384394560 Inside Out 06:02 MINI DV, and digital art Collaboration with Diana Schuemann Dancer and Choreographer and Jessica Moritz Mixed media Artist Synopsis: Architecture is the starting point of this project. As we both are engaged in interactivity and urban architecture, we wanted to create a piece that relates to our vision(s) and questions about choregraphy and interactions. we came up with the idea of choreography in the white cube as a statement and also as a performance. Choreography Based on limited gestures in limited space. Movement is the most basic gesture that we can experience and achieve. Still, when you do it, you often forget that each movement has a direction and goal. As we both are engaged in movement based work in urban space and relations, we decided to build a project interacting with it and develop it around the different interactions and possibilities based on it. Both of us are also immigrants, so expression will never be the same for us. We had to build our own language to be able to interact in our daily life. Therefore, our attitude and gesture made our experience unique. Our posture, gesture and observations of our surroundings made us stretch, band over, fold to fit in this life. In this specific work, where Diana (the performer) is dancing in a closed space but showing to the street and interacting with viewers, people passing by, cars traffic and noise. Reference: Hans richter, Bruce nauman Jessica Moritz statement : Her work is based on various studies about colors perceptions. Lately, she has been using painting, installation, digital art, and sculpture. Each media allowed me to establish new relations with colors, space an people.She creates new values for each of them and also establish new relations and pursuit new theories about colors. The basic idea is simple: create Artwork and expect interactions with the 3 major elements (color, people, space). the color spectrum is now part of universal knowledge and even used in pop culture. whether i chose to use figuration or abstraction, the point is not about representation but how you can we relate to what you see. color spectrum: the spectrum is the range of different colors which is produced when light passes through a glass, a prism, or through a drop of water. A rainbow, for example, shows the colors in the spectrum. Source: Newton, Turner, Albers, Eliasson, Pastoureau Bio Jessica Moritz French-Israeli artist, lives and works in Tel Aviv. Graduated from the fine arts of Paris,LVMH young artist award 2006, TAKASAGO prize 2008. Her work mainly focus on interactions with colors, figures and patterns. She explores different media: painting, drawing, printing, wheat paste, graffiti, installation and sculpture. she developed different system of surface, color and pattern interacting with architecture and the viewer. her work aims to create new edges and forms that can be displayed in any shapes, sizes (maximalism). Most of the time, the viewer is included in the conception of each piece, and invited to participate. Each media allowed her to establish new relations with colors, space an people. She creates new values for each of them and also establish new relations and pursuit new theories about colors. The basic idea is simple: create Artwork and expect interactions with the 3 major elements (color, people, space). contact: moritz.jessica@gmail.com www.jessicamoritz.com instagram Diana Schuemann Diana Schuemann, born in Germany, alumni of the Weiss-Livnat MA program in Holocaust Studies (Haifa, Israel). Diana, who has built her dance roots in the Berliner Urban Dance scene, is a performer as well as art historian with a research focus on dance pieces dealing with the Shoah and Genocide. Whilst originally coming from the Hip Hop dance scene, Diana developed throughout the past five years an approach of movement research which combines urban dance, modern and contemporary dance as well as improvisation. Diana studied for the duration of a year dance at the Lola Rogge School in Hamburg (studying dance techniques of Laban). Joining later on the Israeli dance scene enabled Diana to explore a for her deeper understanding through Ohad Naharinś Gagatechnique. From 2017 onwards Diana joined and studied in several Tel Aviv based programs (HASADNA-TEL AVIV, Sharon Eyal, Roni Chadasch, Ohad Naharin) Israeli approaches of dance which enabled an individual movement approach which is (and will be always) rooted in the Urban scene: her vision on dancing is dealing with the Urban scene but combines Gaga, Voguing, Hip Hop and Modern Dance techniques (for i.g. Rudolph v. Laban). The influence of urbanism and daily interactions lead her to this approach. From 2017-2019 Diana carried out research with Israeli high school students, discussing and exploring the use of dance for teaching about the Holocaust (Leo Baeck Education Centre, Haifa). When being home in Berlin Diana teaches (Dance Team International) and collaborates in the scene, and joins Urban dance battles. In Israel Diana is part of the raising Voguing scene and gives workshops in the Open House for Pride and Tolerance in Jerusalem (Voluntary Work, free admission for students). In the future she wishes to explore, in collaboration with Tel Aviv based artist Jessica Moritz, own movements and color studies. Diana Schuemann Statement Diana Schuemann, (from Berlin Kreuzberg) recently based in Haifa focuses in her dance pieces on the exploration of abandoned urban spaces. This exploration is derived of an understanding that “empty spaces” still move in connection and constant exchange with the outside world. Driven by the idea of what makes human beings move (Pina Bausch) Diana uses and combines the techniques of Hip Hop dance elements, Gaga (Ohad Naharin) and Improvisation (Rudolf v. Laban). She stands as an urban statement of our society and current relations we establish and pursue. Space emptiness and remains inspire her to create and interact. The lack of human investment in those locations makes any movement as a new breathing, sense of life. This idea and approach is now one of the main theme(s) in the collaboration work with Tel Aviv based artist Jessica Moritz. The work in progress (starting in the end of 2019) focuses on the inside and outside world, its interaction with one another and will upcoming explore certain movement gestures in combination with color studies (Jessica Moritz). References: Marina Abramovic, Pina Bausch, Rami Be é r, Merce Cunningham, Sharon Eyal, Martha Graham, Allen Kaeja, Rudolf Laban, Ohad Naharin. Contact Diana: Dianaschuemann@gmx.de Instagram #danceisrael #artperformance #videoart #jessicaMoritz #DianaSchuemann #artvideo #israelcontemporaryart #tlvart #insideout #hardedgeart #vectorart #israeliart #collaboration #dancedancedance #reductiveart #contemporarydance #danceart

  • Twist

    Twist Installation​ 100X 100 X 10 MDF and acrylic 2019 installation: Twist, based on standing on 1 square meter Through my journey of building a new approach of colors, I also investigate the space (architecture) relation. what we consider as painting usually is a square, or regular shape such as a canvas and hang on the wall, so we have a vertical relation. I wanted to see from different angles such as body position, limited gesture, and human-size space-related. As a person, we relate to space by dimensions, habits and body gravity. it implies to be conscious about your ability, restrictions, and will. In that position, I asked myself what kind of gesture or steps if I may say, I would do in a limited space. how do I relate to it, what kind of shape it reveals and what informations I can learn from that? so the work started on the floor, in my studio, I took a piece of MDF (5mm one meter square ) and I try to stand still on it. i didn’t succeed in standing still a long time. Also, I noticed that my body position was shuffling into three different positions that revealed a pattern of behavior. after collecting these observation about gesture and position, I started to draw on paper some sketches about the different positions and movement. I cannot say there is a way in or out. the main focus was on staying in the square and the different ways I was managing my personal space. first observation: gravity and weight encouraged me to step one foot on the side to lighten the position. second observation: my natural attitude is to bounce without my feet moving and change my gravity usual connection. third observation: moving is necessary, one step up, or on the side and come back, almost as a waltz (minimal step use) After sketching some lines, basic shapes, I decided to include pattern as a step to show the surface involved and take off the surface that wasn't. usually, most artists and also curators think about how to fill the space. It means filling a canvas, dispatch the work all over the space, create some kind of harmony or even symmetry in the composition or exhibition. in this case, I realized that I don’t need to be equal, or fill anything and that the space that was not use was not needed. Therefore, I gutted all the unnecessary pieces unused on the 1 square meter MDF. Then I had to think about the colors. As there were 3 different observations I chose a pattern that was related to all observations and each color were meant to work as an answer to each other and combine a new palette for this work. then because of the color filling difference between all of them, I realized it should be on the same spectrum and not work only on RGB relations. so I create a new palette based on Blue. as I created two extensions to these installations, shadows made it obvious to work with one field colors. stepping in and out, and revealing a 3D shape that makes you realize the difference between what you call painting and what you see.

  • Publications 2018

    Kluid magazine, writing and illustrations Art post magazine Emerging Female artist Gendertuck magazine Cool girls collective Le Bateau Magazine Almost real things #magazine #art #journal #writing #creative #blog #Jessicamoritz #mag #artist #femaleartist #emergingartist #artpostmagazine #kluidmagazine #emergingfemaleartist #gendertuckmagazine #coolgirlscollective #lebateaumagazine #almostrealthings

  • Artpost magazine

    another publication in artpost magazine you can purchase in kindle, ebook, or paper version https://artpostmag.com/product/september-2018-artpost-magazine/ #magazine #artpost #contemporaryartist #emergingartist #publications #blog #covergirl #tlv #telaviv #newyork #israel #artwork #news #colorful

  • Alba

    As a painter you are committed to a few things that appear so obvious that sometimes you forget to question them or just think about them as a subject: light(s) colors space when you compose, start painting, walls are not the only options (canvas), you have to step back, consider the viewer space and decide what kind of interaction you want to create. Painting can also be a selfish gesture of ego representation, but in that case, we wouldn’t have this conversation. so let’s remind basics facts and use of them: the light is composed of different waves of colors that composed the spectrum. colors have different intensity, and integration based on their properties. primary colors are the basis, from there you can have it all. Secondary colors are composed of additions and subtractions. the use of light as a tool in painting or reference is not something new: Caravaggio Matisse Turner De Vinci Georges de la Tour Dan Flavin Eliasson TeamLAB Stefan Heyne Lindsay Packer Felipe Pantone and many other artists. as I was working on different drawings with impossible geometry, and composing palettes, I realized that I had to blur the lines, open the shapes and use gradients instead of color reaction. I am used to closing my colors into shapes and compose in 1D, 2D, 3D. For Alba, I created a 3D shape composed of 2 parts that move around the shape. color circle around the shape and display one range of the spectrum. in physic or even basic Mathematics, you need to make measurements from one point, another one and create a chart. in Art, most of the time you have a binary relation: facing it. I want to consider the viewer’s space as a study, what do I see from this distance, or in this specific space, how many Lux, how many colors I can perceive, how does it affect you?… as you have to consider that each viewer and each position will give you different results (Facts and Feelings), the possibilities become infinite. It’s not only an impossible circle, but it also becomes an exploration of lights. every angle, every part of it has a different tone according to his position, and reflection of light. I wish to compose more Sculpture or installations that involve interactions challenge this kind of questions and proposals. #alba #installationart #israeliart #israelcontemporaryart #artblog #colorspectrum #lightart #colortheory #opart #gradientpainting #hardedgeart #contemporarysculpture #colorstudy #tlvart

  • Art 2.0

    When we imagine a person, a couple, a situation (...), very quickly we come to the mind of clichés: the kiss, the last memory of that person, a fight. It's the same with the wife, we see her surrounded by her children, in the kitchen, while she applies makeup. so it is very easy to play with these clichés. they are part of our collective unconscious. Nowadays we are surrounded by photos, icons, various images. So why would not they be part of Painting? People develop a logo, app, a connected lifestyle. We create life marketing. We buy a way of life, an ideal, a fantasy. Art is a side effect of our lives. We create chimeras, and as an artist we put them in a box. Graphically, I decided to erase them. the drawing became more important. The usual contrasts of colored tints have disappeared to give way to a white "figure" drawn. the color remains important but no longer takes up the same space in the interaction with the viewer. in paintings the motif retains an important place, it is the echo of this duplication. In street installations, the city becomes a motif, or vice versa, since each step to the painting changes its visual. Art is and will always be connected to our reality. Each current is a reaction to the time it is going through. We feed an infinite source of creation. #art #contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #streetart #tech #jessicamoritz #drawing #streeart #artgallery #comics #fight #relations #people #blog

  • Palette(s)

    I always wonder when i look other artists’ work, what do they create first: the line or the color? As i work with different palettes, according to the medium i’m using. I always Start with colors. For exemple, when i paint on canvas, i create my « juices »*, try them on paper first. I put them on white background, alone, together, crossing. They need to meet the Light. Like a set, they have to play with each other. When the palette begins, colors can be tested 8 to 10 times before using them in juice or real layer. Each color needs a perfect balance, if it’s better, or mute, it’s for reasons. As colors have different history and relation(s) with everyone, the research is based on : previous research done by Pastoureau, Newton, Matisse, Werner…and many others my own research and memory of colors cultural use of colors (marketing, ad, packaging) For each piece, a new palette is created. I also tried to work by serie, but most of the time, the figure implies a change of colors. According to Pantone’s, the colors have a code that after i can save and register in my database to use in my digital or manual work. Even if, for most of the people, colors are not related to them the same way they are for me, i try to connect the dots with them and make them relate to it. Creating a new palette also implies the relation to Light(s). Colors are always created under daily light, never artificial. But then they have to pass the test of White light, basic Neon tube Light, and finally RGB light. Then i get different matching point according to every test. At that point, i have to chose the right amount of layers involved and make them work. It already happened that one layer was filling too much of a surface and cancelled another. Or that one color was too weak to work on a single line. The ambition of this technique is to build visual that stands alone and can interact with space, viewer in their own terms. *juice: mix of strong acrylic color based watered down to use them in transparency. #palette #pantone #colotheory #curator #contemporaryartist #emergingartist #creative #newton #pastoureau #memory #complementarycolors #research #art

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out, Collaboration with Diana Schuemann, 2020 INSIDE OUT by Jessica Moritz & Diana Schuemann Previously screened: Cock and Bull, virtual Festival piXel , online pop up exhibition, Inside out, 2020 #homeiswheremyartis, Curator WHEN TWO BECOME ONE, LOOSE THREADS curated by Philippa Wall, Luke Jones and Faye Golley 'In 24 hours' THE WALL SPACE | SCOTLAND, curated by Ayshia Taskin ayshia.co.uk and [SHIFT:ibpcpa] A Fronteira- mostra de videoarte, Rio, Brasil Upcoming ALC Video Art Festival part of the collection "Cigarreras" listed and curated by ACOA (Contemporary artists from Alicante) Dance Days Chania 10 curated by Aliki Chiotaki seee the full video here: https://vimeo.com/384394560 As an artist you wish to have a legacy and let behind you meaning fulfillment work, inspiration and statement, not things. in this direction, my work is now working with less to create work that will share a message of sustainability, reflection and positivity. therefore i create an art work in collaboration with Diana Schuemann that challenge urban architecture, and abandoned space to push limit of esthetic and Consummation. Inside Out about the video: link: https://vimeo.com/384394560 Inside Out 06:02 MINI DV, and digital art Collaboration with Diana Schuemann Dancer and Choreographer and Jessica Moritz Mixed media Artist Synopsis: Architecture is the starting point of this project. As we both are engaged in interactivity and urban architecture, we wanted to create a piece that relates to our vision(s) and questions about choregraphy and interactions. we came up with the idea of choreography in the white cube as a statement and also as a performance. Choreography Based on limited gestures in limited space. Movement is the most basic gesture that we can experience and achieve. Still, when you do it, you often forget that each movement has a direction and goal. As we both are engaged in movement based work in urban space and relations, we decided to build a project interacting with it and develop it around the different interactions and possibilities based on it. Both of us are also immigrants, so expression will never be the same for us. We had to build our own language to be able to interact in our daily life. Therefore, our attitude and gesture made our experience unique. Our posture, gesture and observations of our surroundings made us stretch, band over, fold to fit in this life. In this specific work, where Diana (the performer) is dancing in a closed space but showing to the street and interacting with viewers, people passing by, cars traffic and noise. Reference: Hans Richter, Bruce Nauman Jessica Moritz statement : Her work is based on various studies about colors perceptions. Lately, she has been using painting, installation, digital art, and sculpture. Each media allowed me to establish new relations with colors, space an people. She creates new values for each of them and also establish new relations and pursuit new theories about colors. The basic idea is simple: create Artwork and expect interactions with the 3 major elements (color, people, space). the color spectrum is now part of universal knowledge and even used in pop culture. whether i chose to use figuration or abstraction, the point is not about representation but how you can we relate to what you see. color spectrum: the spectrum is the range of different colors which is produced when light passes through a glass, a prism, or through a drop of water. A rainbow, for example, shows the colors in the spectrum. Source: Newton, Turner, Albers, Eliasson, Pastoureau Bio Jessica Moritz French-Israeli artist, lives and works in Tel Aviv. Graduated from the fine arts of Paris,LVMH young artist award 2006, TAKASAGO prize 2008. My work mainly focus on interaction with colors, figures and patterns. I explore differs medias: painting, drawing, printing, wheat paste, graffiti, installation and sculpture. I am exploring relations to space, pattern and people. contact: moritz.jessica@gmail.com www.jessicamoritz.com instagram Diana Schuemann Diana Schuemann, born in Germany, alumni of the Weiss-Livnat MA program in Holocaust Studies (Haifa, Israel). Diana, who has built her dance roots in the Berliner Urban Dance scene, is a performer as well as art historian with a research focus on dance pieces dealing with the Shoah and Genocide. Whilst originally coming from the Hip Hop dance scene, Diana developed throughout the past five years an approach of movement research which combines urban dance, modern and contemporary dance as well as improvisation. Diana studied for the duration of a year dance at the Lola Rogge School in Hamburg (studying dance techniques of Laban). Joining later on the Israeli dance scene enabled Diana to explore a for her deeper understanding through Ohad Naharin´s Gaga technique. From 2017 onwards Diana joined and studied in several Tel Aviv based programs (HASADNA-TEL AVIV, Sharon Eyal, Roni Chadasch, Ohad Naharin) Israeli approaches of dance which enabled an individual movement approach which is (and will be always) rooted in the Urban scene: her vision on dancing is dealing with the Urban scene but combines Gaga, Voguing, Hip Hop and Modern Dance techniques (for i.g. Rudolph v. Laban). The influence of urbanism and daily interactions lead her to this approach. From 2017-2019 Diana carried out research with Israeli high school students, discussing and exploring the use of dance for teaching about the Holocaust (Leo Baeck Education Centre, Haifa). When being home in Berlin Diana teaches (Dance Team International) and collaborates in the scene, and joins Urban dance battles. In Israel Diana is part of the raising Voguing scene and gives workshops in the Open House for Pride and Tolerance in Jerusalem (Voluntary Work, free admission for students). In the future she wishes to explore, in collaboration with Tel Aviv based artist Jessica Moritz, own movements and color studies. Contact Diana: Dianaschuemann@gmx.de Instagram About Diana Schuemann: Profile • Contemporary Performing Urban Arts: Urban Dance Theater (Hip Hop Culture) Work Experience Dance Team International, Berlin • Teacher: Hip Hop and Urban Dance (Battle & Freestyle) University of Haifa; Leo Baeck High School • Research Project: Dance and the Holocaust Leo Baeck Education Centre Haifa, Israel • German Department: Street Dance Workshops for Children at Sauwa Center & Arab-Jewish Summer Camp Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, Berlin, Germany • Internship: Project Management and Organization of the Symposium “Dance & Politics” • Research Project: Urban Dance & Urban Arts Voluntary Work Open House for Pride and Tolerance, Jerusalem • Voguing Workshops Education & Dance Education Workshops L-E-V Dance Company Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar • Workshop: studying Repertoire pieces of the company HASADNA – The Dance Workshop Tel Aviv, Israel • Workshop: studying Repertoire pieces of Israeli Choreographers (Batsheva Dance Comoany, Sharon Eyal, Yasmeen Godder Company, Inbal Pinto Dance Theatre) University of Haifa, Israel The Weiss - Livnat International MA Program • MA: Holocaust Studies Lola Rogge School Hamburg, Germany • Dance Education Program (Rudolf Laban Methodology) Performing Arts HaPina Haifa, Israel Exhibition “Cannot fuckin` frame it” • Dance Photography and Urban Spaces Voguing, Israel • Community work in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: Gay Pride (various Performances throughout Israel) • Coach for Voguing (Old Way) Exhibition Opening – Voguing, Tel Aviv • Choreographer Opening Performance: Voguing Oldway Cuckoos Nest, Art Port Tel Aviv • Exhibition Opening Event in collaboration with Maor Zaba Hats: Voguing (Gay Pride Opening Week) Gay Pride Parade, Tel Aviv • Official Trailer 2018: Voguing Performance Sharon Duek (Singer), Israel | Berlin • Musicvideo: Dancer Agnes KR Patience, Berlin, Germany • Art Exhibition SCHWARZ WEISS ZWISCHENWELTEN: Performer/Choreographer Dance Collective “Laura Kremser & friends” • Co-Choreographer: “Bolero Reloaded” Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Germany • Performer for Andrey Bartenev Kiani del Valle, Berlin, Germany • Performer Music Video Ronit Rolland - My Movies (Hasratim Sheli) רונית רולנד - הסרטים שלי Publications Schuemann, D., Kizel, A. & Rottenberg, H. (2018). "Dance as an educational tool for teaching about the Holocaust in Israel". In: Nevide Akpinar Dellal and Witold Stankowski (eds.) Education and Human Rights. Duesseldorf: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, pp. 33 – 36. Contact Diana: Dianaschuemann@gmx.de Instagram #danceisrael #artperformance #videoart #jessicaMoritz #DianaSchuemann #artvideo #israelcontemporaryart #tlvart #insideout #hardedgeart #vectorart #israeliart #collaboration #dancedancedance

  • Pattern is a figure

    As I was doing a mural painting I realized that what really matters was the confrontation of the pattern with space. We can have this conversation over and over but as the line was drawing different patterns, I faced the Simplicity and naked truth about it: useless As if all the other elements never mattered. Of course we can use multiple language or rhetoric about it but I feel it will not lead to some good piece or argue. So let’s skip that and let’s focus on what appears to be basic and necessary at the same time : the medium and its context. Yes I m still a painter, yes pattern is my “thing”, and then how to extend it to enlighten the pattern as figure? It was like looking at someone, you undress it, little by little, you give up on all useless accessories and then you see the beauty of it. First as a unique shape then as some pattern that you know you’ve seen before and that you ll see again, hopefully... Therefore I started drawing simple shapes, explored first the 2 dimensions relation and finally decided 3 dimensions were needed. I call it a body relation, the shape comes in your personal space and you can relate or feel familiar with it. I start to work as an exploration on 3 different patterns. Each of them have also a color “reaction”. As the pattern will coexist in the studio, or gallery, it has to explore this relation also. I try to not look at each as object but more as an extension of the line (space). #Art #Contemporaryart #Sculpture #Pattern #Design #Contemporarydesign #Telaviv #Israel #Line #Sculpture #Patterndesign #Woodart #Paris #France #Jessicamoritz #Proportion #Whitecube #Themediumisthemessage #Lessismore

  • Publications 2019

    Average Arts Wotisart Ramona magazine A5 Magazine #publications #art #magazine #artmag #artmagazine #Jessicamoritz #contemporaryart #contribution #artsubmission #interview #onview #averagearts #wotisart #ramonamagazine #A5magazine

Jessica Moritz©2020 
Tel Aviv, IsraeL
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