The Sala-Manca Group is a group of independent Jerusalem-based artists who work in different fields: performance, video, installation, and new media. In recent years, due to the nature of modern life in general and the pace of life in Israel in particular, the Sala-Manca artist collective (Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman) have found themselves engaged in multiple occupational and social roles that stretch their physical and mental limits: art, performance, curating, academic writing, talks, and the artistic and administrative direction of an art center, on top of the many other roles they play in their normal lives, such as parenting and friendship. The idea of the Sala-Manca’s new project was to create doubles for themselves, not necessarily to reduce their workload, but to allow the possibility of multiple and parallel existences, while addressing one of the central questions in art history: the tension between the source, the original and its emulation, its reproduction, while also blurring the boundaries between private and public identity. For the first event of the doppelgangers project, auditions were held in a deserted storefront at the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station. The event was part of Zaz Festival, a performance and fringe theater festival which takes place inside the bus station.