Materials: Video and sound installation
Length: 24 min.
Credit: Courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. Supported by Artis and The George Foundation
Her video installation Summer Camp (2007), on view here, compresses a two-week-long project of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). It is an annual display of civil disobedience in which a nonsectarian group of volunteers rebuilds the home of a Palestinian family that has been destroyed by the Israeli authorities. This film is followed by an abridged version of Awodah (1935), a black-and-white Zionist epic film produced to encourage European Jews to relocate to pre-State Israel. Combined, these two films suggest the circular nature of history, and the mobility of symbols and rhetoric across time and space.