Gilad Baram, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari

Gilad Baram is an Israeli-born documentary filmmaker and visual artist based in Berlin. His work spans a variety of media including photography, film, video, installation and web art, and has been screened in numerous international film festivals and exhibited in many museums and art institutions worldwide. His award-winning directorial debut, the documentary “Koudelka Shooting Holy Land” (2015, revised 2019), was screened in major film and photography festivals as well as at cultural institutions and events in over 60 countries. His second film “The Disappeared” (2018, with Adam Kaplan) premiered at the Berlin Berlinale and was nominated for awards at festivals including CPH:DOXBAFICI and Docaviv. Baram is currently working on two new films: “Making Good Again” (with Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari) and “The People’s House”. Both examine the connection between collective memory and memorialisation, nationalism, and architectural spaces.

Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari is a composer and artist, working across a broad spectrum of practices to embody and re-ritualise ways of sounding as an alternative mode of being. Exploring a broad range of artistic strategies that span from instrumental, electro-acoustic, scored or improvised music to video and somatic work, his work has been presented in concert halls, galleries, museums and film festivals worldwide and has been supported by the America-Israel cultural fund, DAAD, the Eric and Edith Siday Charitable Foundation and the Einstein Foundation Berlin. Working primarily through long-term, interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange, he often collaborates with artists, scholars and filmmakers in an attempt to navigate the physical, political and spiritual turbulences of our world.