Jerusalem, Israel - Nov. 29, 2019 - Zero One, covered the iconic Tower of David in Jerusalem, Israel, in a digital layer of paint, shining a spotlight on digital creativity, challenging the boundaries between art and technology on two nights, November 27 and 28. Visitors are able to wander between audio-visual presentations, live performances, artworks, and high-resolution screenings produced by artists from Israel and abroad– creating a multisensory digital experience with the backdrop of the magnificent stone walls of the archaeological site of the Tower of David, itself a remnant of ancient cultures.
Under the artistic direction of Yair Moss and Danielle Zini, six international artists have joined with Israeli artists for digital and live performances for a unique experience. Moss believes through experiencing digital art there is a "transcendence of art and religion."
Quayola is a visual artist working in London, who examines the clash and the tension as well as points of similarity between the true and the artificial, the real and the abstract, the old and the new. Themes investigated through photography, geometric shapes, time-lapse digital sculpture, and immersive audio-visual displays and performances. At the main entrance of the Tower of David, Quayola's piece is displayed in one of the arches.
As for the name of the event - Zero.One is a binary function - “machine language” - which all digital systems use. It is the hidden building block of all actions in the digital age.
Various panels and live performances are scheduled for each night, on Thursday night, CyMagic created by Mordechai Braunstein will be featured. It is based on the scientific field of Cymatics, the study of how frequencies and sounds affect matter. CyMagic is a one of a kind interactive installation that uses technology to actually show what sounds look like in a physical form. The sound of music with CyMAGIC, allows audiences to experience it on a whole new level; they can see it, and actually feel it vibrating at the tips of their fingers. As such, music can come to life for the hard of hearing in color and shape and rhythm.
From the Innovation Lab in the Tower of David Museum Director Eilat Lieber explains her vision for the Tower of David to be the museum of Jerusalem, to explore new technologies for the future, and to engage young people. The sounds of musical rehearsals can be heard in the background. The Tower of David, the fortress, where ultra-modern cultural events have replaced the armies and soldiers of the past.