Gil Zablodovsky & Lali Tsipi Michaeli /ISR,GEO/
On a Stormy Day, 2021
The biography of Lali Tsipi Michaeli exposes the roots of her obsessive wandering in the world. For her, the house is always a mobile home that wraps around her and detaches from her at times. While still a young child, Lali was uprooted and made an outcast. Escapes fill her life and writings with feelings of displacement from a loving and stable home in her motherland, a sense of alienation in a new land and new language, and her inability to feel assured and act in a composed manner. Displacement from her motherland and her mother tongue will challenge Lali as a poet throughout her writing. The feeling that the land from which she has uprooted is following her torments her and cries out for a sense of belonging.
Poetry: Lali Tsipi Michaeli
Video Art: Gil Zablodovsky
Lali Tsipi Michaeli is an Israeli poet. Born in Georgia in 1964, she emigrated to Israel at age seven. Her books were translated into many languages and published in the USA, France, Italy, Russia, China, and other countries. Lali has participated in international festivals, winning, among other prizes, the Poiesis International Award for Excellence In Poetry In the Tagore Rabbinate Competition (2021). Michaeli teaches Hebrew at the Ben-Gurion University and lives in Tel Aviv.
Gil Zablodovsky is a Tel Aviv-based multidisciplinary artist active in the field of visual communication and the owner of Zablocreate, a creative laboratory of visual culture. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic communication design & education from the Seminar HaKibbutzim College and he received his master’s degree in integrated design from the Holon Institute of Technology. Gil works in video and art installation media employing graphic design elements, and exhibits in many countries worldwide.