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MEDIATING SAND AND SEA: VIDEO LANDSCAPES BY ISRAELI WOMEN ARTISTS by Daniella Edith Gold

ABSTRACT: Starting in the mid-1980s and progressing into the first decade of the 2000s,

Israeli artists have utilized moments of relative quietness to critically examine their

personal relation to the hegemonic Israeli narrative. Artists such as Yael Bartana,

Smadar Dreyfus, Lezli Rubin Kunda, Sigalit Landau and Dana Levy reimagine

marginalized spaces in order to question Israeli history, politics and culture.

Their media-based work reflects, projects and constructs a modern Israeli identity.

These works conceptualize the development of a new narrative that encourages

hybridity, individual experience and openness. This thesis focuses on works that

are staged in complex Israeli public spaces, specifically the shore and the sea.

By locating their work in contested spaces, these artists interpret the relationship

between Israeli identity formation, gender politics, spatial theory and political geography.

These artists are not only creating internationally recognized works of art, but are also

promoting agency within Israel through cultural production.

MEDIATING SAND AND SEA: VIDEO LANDSCAPES BY ISRAELI WOMEN ARTISTS

by Daniella Edith Gold

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