Waxman, Tobaron – Niv, Yoni – Shniderman, Elad

Tobaron Waxman – Yoni Niv – Elad Shniderman (USA)

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    Video title:
    “Still Life: Israel Eats Itself”
    2008, 10:15

    Mining the intersection of gender formations, cultural identities, and national identities, this work is concerned with the place in which the human body becomes the subject of a state, and citizenship makes moral and ethical claims upon our bodies. Still Life: Israel Eats itself is a 4D portrait of a gendered identity invented by and then cannibalized by the state. Incorporating an interview with a PTSD afflicted veteran of 5 wars, this 5.1 surround sound and video installation was shot on super8 and surveillance cam. The human body is being used as an analogue to landscape, land occupation, and ‘Holy Land’, to interrogate concepts of kinship, nation state, and Middle East border conflict. Still Life: Israel Eats itself was produced with support from the Toronto Arts Council and Harvestworks Digital Media NYC.

    This video participates in
    CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
    4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
    LAB program series