Kayam Al Hurbano
(Existing on Its Ruins), 1999
Single channel video, 35 mins.
Collection of the artist
Kayam al Hurbano (Existing on Its Ruins)
Shot in the Deheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem and in
the Hebron (Halil) surroundings during a period of several
months in the summer and fall of 1998, these disjointed
fragments of stories and comments of individuals from
these communities are interwoven with images and framed
by a short, dream-like text written by Bosmat Alon. The
tempered visual effects in the digital version challenge
the illusion of accessibility to the people encountered
in the film.
and Brian Karl
Painted Devil, 2003
Single channel video, 57 mins.
Collection of the artists
Painted Devil and Counterface are two distinct versions
of a project that aims to explore the issue of women's
various roles in contemporary Turkish society. The issue
is examined against the background of the myriad of complexities
that characterize Turkish society, with its mix of secular
and non-secular, rural and urban, modern and traditional.
Both versions of the project include segments of interviews
with a variety of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds,
integrated with digitally-altered shots of scenes from
everyday life in Istanbul.
Even, born 1963
Tirtza Even has been a practicing video
artist and documentary film maker for the past ten years.
She studied English literature at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem before completing a Masters Degree in Cinema Studies
(with a focus on Documentary and Ethnographic Film Production
and Theory) and in Interactive Telecommunications as a Fulbright
scholar at New York University. Her work has been exhibited
in the Whitney Museum, the MoMA and the Johannesburg Biennale,
as well as in festivals, galleries, and museums in the United
States, Europe, and Israel. Currently a full-time Professor
at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York
University, she has participated as a guest speaker in the
Whitney Museum Seminar, the Digital Flaherty Seminar at the
Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, Art Pace annual
panel, San Antonio, and ACM Multimedia Conferences.