Accordionist and composer Merima Ključo returns to Yellow Barn with video artist Ruah Edelstein, creating a new feature length multimedia work The Sarajevo Haggadah. The project was commissioned by the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s New Jewish Culture Network, a league of North American performing arts presenters committed to the creation and touring of innovative projects. The New Jewish Culture Network has received major support from the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Anne Abramson Foundation and other donors.
The Oah & Harlam Episodes present a world of muted colours inhabited by the dual, but opposite, weirdos Oah and Harlam, with overlapping male and female narration and a minimal score from Yoon S. Lee. The ultimate effect of which leaves you in a state of questioning calm.
Oah & Harlam Episodes (director / animator: Ruah Edelstein) screening with live soundtrack performed during Yoon Lee's concert on December 9th, 2010, at Wild Beast Concert Hall at CalArts, California, USA.
Yuri Norstein the independent Russian animator, visits USC with seminars giving a broad talk about animation, delving in to its history and craft, as well as describing his own inspirations and muses during a separate retrospective event.The interpreter for the events will be Ruah Edelstein, a graduate of the CalArts animation program. (January 2010)