This project looks on how women have been portrayed in myths, fairy tales, and folklore, and how those restrictive archetypes contributed to the empowerment of the pervasive patriarchy. I inhabit roles, such as the witch, and depict her doing everyday activities. These depictions upend the long-standing view of these “dangerous,” powerful outcasts by placing them […]
This video is based on “Before the Law,” a short story by Franz Kafka. A woman trying in vain to gain entrance through a gate in the middle of an empty landscape. She spends her entire life trying to get permission from the gatekeeper to enter, but her wish is never granted. When the woman […]
Bliss Drips–H20 Mobile Boutique® is a hybrid between a mobile ice cream cart, a juice bar and a custom- designed perfume boutique and serves as a traveling water outlet. Water experts dressed in company lab uniforms attend the cart and provide guidance and assist visitors in choosing their individual water mixtures. Experts mix the formulas […]
Contemporary Sync stages synchronized actions using personal gadgets like cell phones in public spaces. It looks at the spectrum of new gestures that entered our daily repertoire of body movements in the past decade because of the use of those gadgets. This is a choreography of new forms of social synchronized body gestures of contemporary […]
During a series of workshops at Art Cube Artists’ Studios in Jerusalem participants imagined different histories to Israel by making fictitious archaeological artifacts from recycled materials.
The power of archaeology in nationalist struggles springs from the fiction that archaeology is an objective science and from the obfuscation of the political endeavor. Nationalists use archaeology both to prove their myths dispassionately and to reveal and reconstruct an “authentic” objectified heritage.” – Archeology as a Political Action Randall H. McGuire, University of California […]
Using the vast archive of photographic imagery available online, this project addresses the constructs of identity and image. Searching “happy woman in relationship” on Google Image, I find common themes in the photographic archive and then reenact the reenactments of the happy couples in the images. I then manipulate them with Photoshop to create compositions […]
JoyAbound® is a fictitious company that provides advice to women about how to lead a happier life. This project addresses the constructs of identity as articulated through Internet advertising, imagery, and text. Company name was conceived by an online business name generator. Performed at Root Division Gallery, July 11th, 2015. Participants: Jeanne Buffa, Lauren Wooley, […]
Using the vast archive of photographic imagery available online, this project addresses the constructs of identity and image. Searching “happy woman” on Google Image, I find common themes in the photographic archive and then reenact the reenactments of the happy women in the images. I then manipulate them with Photoshop to create compositions that respond […]
Using a digital microscope, gallery visitors investigate various materials in Petri dishes and draw and write their observations in the notebook provided.