The Secret of the Body By Omri Herzog
Itzik's mother and grandmother bathe his naked body with a rough soap; they scrub his flesh and bless him. In one of the photos in the "Diwani" exhibition, the camera focuses on a close-up of their hands kneading and scrubbing the exposed flesh, and on Badash's face, which reflects a mixture of tension and expectation. Badash gazes into the camera in a silent plea, as if asking it to create a story for him that cannot be conveyed in words;
"Diwani", Itzik Badash, Curator: Tal Ben Zvi
"Diwani" is the first solo exhibition of Itzik Badash. In Arabic "Diwan" means both a "collection of songs" and a "salon for entertaining guests", two concepts that together comprise of the public space in which the artist's cultural-religious event takes place. In addition, the word also refers to anthologies of poems, odes and lamentations written by the Jewish poets of Spain.
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Music by Dikla, intro theme: Dikla, Adi Raz, Ran Begano
Theme "Ya Diwani", Music: Dikla, Harmony: Dikla and Adi Dagan, Text: Dikla, Translation: Anisa Ashkar
Players - Ran Begano: Harmonica, Piano and programing, Charly Sabach: guitars, ud, flute, Ely Shem Tov: Violins.
Production: Ran Begano, Art: Dikla, Recorded in Ran Begano Studios.