Exterior view of Mamuta, Jerusalem. Courtesy Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Art and Media Center
Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Art and Media Center is a center for artistic creation, encounters, research, and display of art. The center is an artist-run space, developed and directed by the Sala-Manca Collective. Mamuta comprises artists’ workspaces for video and sound, electronics labs, a wood and metal workshop, and an artist-in-residence program. The goal of Mamuta is to advance art projects and to create a framework for artists from different media, as well as curators, architects, designers, and researchers who wish to create in the spirit of cooperation, dialogue, and technological innovation.
Mamuta offers guidance and support for the development of its artists’ individual projects, and initiates and produces projects at the center (El-Dan House, Ein Karem) as well as at other sites in and outside of Jerusalem, in cooperation with institutions and individuals in Israel and abroad. The project is dedicated to creating conditions for developing an active community of artists, allowing for personal development alongside collaborative work through an engagement with place and time. Mamuta is a project by the Jerusalem Foundation and the Sala-Manca Group (through the Hearat Shulaym Foundation).