Issue #9

  1. Introducing SITRA ACHRA

  2. Talmudic War Machine & A Shadow’s Dream

  3. Bruise Garden

  4. Mascha Kaléko: The Poet, The Stream

  5. Deli on the Move

  6. Bad Butcher

  7. Over or Under

  8. Remove/Release

  9. Renew Our Days

  10. Our Boys: A Travelogue

  11. Vitraji Vulgarum

  12. “Seeing is Not Enough”

  13. Cross-Pollination

  14. Theremin and the Touchless Touch


Fortune Chalme

Fortune Chalme, Remove/Release, Performance, Video 5:37, June 2, 2021

[Alternative text: Remove/Release is a video-recorded performance at the beach. The camera faces toward the ocean with the sand, ocean, sky, and performer in view. The performer is dressed in ocean blue leggings and a grey sweatshirt facing the camera. She first appears holding a piece of driftwood. The performer uses the driftwood to draw two large circles in the sand. She sits in the middle of one of the circles and proceeds to dig and throw sand from that circle into the other circle. As she digs out one circle, a pile of sand takes form in the other circle. When she is done digging, she sits and lies down in the hole, her head resting on the edge of the dugout hole. The performer climbs out of the hole and walks backward toward the ocean while facing the camera. She stands by the ocean looking at the hole, and then she runs and jumps on top of the pile of sand. Breaking down the pile, she kicks the sand and moves it around and flattens it further with her hands. She sits in child’s pose, then begins to rise and stand.]

Fortune Chalme is a video and performance artist rediscovering her identity as an artist while being a mom to her two sons. She currently resides at the Jersey Shore. Fortune holds a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and has studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.