Freedom Border, 2003

One channel video installation, 3 min.

'Freedom Border' depicts the launching and flight of a small blimp, with cameras installed on its underside, which monitors the nation’s borders. The buoyancy of the blimp seems at odds with its ominous function — indeed, as it turns it momentarily resembles a bomb. The flight of the blimp is not staged by Bartana but is instead an ongoing military operation that attests to the ever-present threat of armed conflict in Israel.

 

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