Rapid Motion

Recent decades have seen human life expectancy reach new heights. Concurrently, there is a growing interest in hormesis treatments, which help strengthen body and mind in the long term. Hormesis is a beneficial biological effect caused as a result of the body being briefly exposed to a toxin in small, measured doses. Hormesis invites viewers to experience controlled and timed stress. Minutes pass slowly, and being near strangers in an exposed and intimate state obligates participants to choose between complete devotion to the process or utter anticipation of the end. The sauna represents a space based on hormesis; the extreme conditions it offers produce an intense experience, which, in turn, activates the body’s defense mechanisms and improves its resilience.

 Adar Neder Mallel, Tamar Levinger

Lighting and Sound Design: Alon Sarid