Summer Camp by Yael Bartana

Bartana is an Israeli video artist who explores the imagery of cultural identity.


Details

Medium:
One channel digital beta video and sound installation
Dimensions:
Variable
Art Fund grant:
£41,706 ( Total: £41,706)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Sommer Contemporary Art

The film documents the work of the summer camp co-ordinated by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions in 2006, in which Palestinians, Israelis and other nationalities worked together to build a house in the village of Anata, destroyed by the Israeli Authorities as part of its withdrawal from the Palestinian territories. The work presents this heroic but ultimately futile example of co-operation and dissent interspersed with audio-visual footage Zionist propaganda films from the 1930/40s and explores the conflicting rationales of nationhood and territorial ownership that define the contested borders of the area. Presented through the Art Fund International scheme.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Towner Art Gallery Devonshire Park, College Road, EASTBOURNE East Sussex BN21 4JJ 01323 434670 www.townereastbourne.org.uk

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