An Artist Spent a Night at the Museum - With Unexpected Results

Finding herself accidentally locked in Jerusalem’s Museum of Nature, Michal Vaknin got the idea for the performance 'The Opposite of Alive.'

Two years ago, the theater artist Michal Vaknin found herself accidentally locked inside the Nature Museum in Jerusalem – and inspiration struck. She had come to the museum to plan a performance she was to stage in one of its galleries. But no genuinely intriguing idea, one that would do justice to the peculiar building with its stuffed animals and frozen-in-time exhibits, came to...