Lital Dotan (b. 1979) is an immersive artist and playwright working with performance, video and installation art; her works are dedicated to creating independent environments for sustainable performance practice, presentation and preservation.
She is the co-founder and artistic director of Glasshouse ArtLifeLab, an art-house currently based in Brooklyn. Co-founded with Eyal Perry in 2007, Glasshouse is a platform dedicated to performance in the domestic sphere, where she organizes and produces festivals, exhibitions, thematic performances, collaborations and residencies, which nourish artists and audiences across generations and disciplines.
In 2015 Dotan founded Que sal mah, a bespoke dressmaking studio that merges performance art, choreography and fashion design, where clients book a one-to-one performance session culminating in a dress. The following year she premierred an immersive dinner performance series called A Folded Storm. Her immersive stage play 'Second Floor' is currently under production and planned to premiere in 2018.
Her immersive art works and performances have been exhibited in museum and galleries world-wide such as the Israel Museum, National Museum Cracow, Queens Museum, Haifa Museum, Jewish Contemporary SF to name a few and was featured in magazines such as DNA Info, NY Mag, Paper Mag, ArtSlant, Haaretz, Huffington Post, VISION China, TAR Magazine and many more.
Since early in her artistic career, she has collaborated with photographer Eyal Perry who is responsible for the photography in the majority of her work.
An integration of installation, documentation and life her performance narratives are designed to challenge structures and mechanisms across art and society; dissolving and re-imagining through harsh intimacy notions of space, audience, art, value and success.
Dotan published two catalogues under 'Glasshouse Matters' Publishing- The Glasshouse In Retrospective (2011) and '7 Invitations' (2014). In 2016, her essay about performance ecology in NY was published in TAR magazine, hosting artists, curators and organizers who are actively providing platforms for performance in New York. Including Aunts, Franklin Furnace's Martha Wilson, The New Museum's Travis Chamberlain, PPL's Esther Neff and many more.
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