In 2003 Ashery, dressed as an orthodox Jewish man, went to join the yearly dance celebration Lag Ba’Omer at Meron Mountain in the north of Israel. The celebration commemorates the death of the famous second-century Kabbalist scholar Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, who ordered his diciples to dance, laugh and be happy as a way to mourn his death. However, only men are admitted. Supported by the Live Art Development Agency One To One bursary.
Additional project information: Dancing with Men is included on the Live Art Development Agency’s on-demand DVD of Ashery’s work
Essay: Roberta Mock, ‘Oreet Ashery’s Site-Specific Corporeal Turns’, in Dancing with Men, Live Art Development Agency, 2009
Essay: Matt Wolf, ‘Passing as Marcus Fisher’, Heeb Magazine (November 2004)
Review: Christopher K. Ho, ‘Oreet Ashery – Foxy Productions’, Flash Art, February 2004
Review: Barry Schwabsky, ‘Oreet Ashery DVD’, MAP, Spring 2008