A Holiday About a Very Long Walk by Betsy Medvedovsky and Katya Apekina

For Passover 2021, Asylum’s Betsy Medvedovsky collaborated with Katya Apekina to create Exodus 2021, a self-guided audio tour of the Jewish exodus from Egypt set in Highland Park, Los Angeles. The tour follows the Passover story from Moses’ point of view and includes audio works by eight local artists.

In this feature, Betsy and Katya interview each other about walking their dogs, being Russian-Jewish on the Eastside of LA, the Situationists, and how these experiences led them to create Exodus 2021 together.

Ravid Kahalani reflects on his time at the Peleh Residency

Based in Berkeley, The Peleh Residency is one of the few fully-supported, specifically family-friendly residencies in the country, and it emerged from the vision of the Peleh Fund to support both the creative process, and a new kind of cultural infrastructure that honors a commitment to family and work…

Hadassa Goldvicht reflects on her time at the Peleh Residency

The second reflection on The Peleh Residency is by Jerusalem-based visual artist – Hadassa Goldvicht. The Peleh Residency, based in Berkeley, CA offers artists across all genres the time, space and support to practice their craft. It was designed to accommodate artists with families, and the residency provides a space apart for retreat, reflection, and art-making. It is an opportunity to foster new collaborations, audiences, and connections, while specifically supporting artists in pursuit of their craft while continuing to be parents and caregivers.

Alicia Jo Rabins reflects on her time at the Peleh Residency 

It has been nearly four years since we began to pilot The Peleh Residency, our residency based in Berkeley, CA, that offers artists across all genres the time, space and support to practice their craft. It was designed to accommodate artists with families, the residency provides a space apart for retreat, reflection and art making, and an opportunity to foster new collaborations, audiences and connections, while specifically supporting artists in pursuit of their craft while continuing to be parents and caregivers.

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