Tashlikh, 2017

One channel video installation, 11:14 min.

Yael Bartana’s ‘Tashlikh’ serves as a platform for both perpetrators and survivors of various genocides or ethnic persecutions – the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, as well as Sudanese and Eritrean ethnic cleansing or civil wars – to confront thei

Simone The Hermetic, 2015

One channel sound installation, 15 min.

Yael Bartana’s 'Simone the Hermetic' is a site based audio-visual installation. The work takes place in the year 3615, in which the world is marking the 1,600th anniversary of the rise of the legendary figure of Simone – a young man who miraculously

Pardes (Orchard), 2014

One channel video and sound installation, 71 min.

In her work 'Pardes' (Orchard) Yael Bartana takes a very personal look at how Westerners seek personal enlightenment by appropriating traditional rituals: she documents the journey of her close friend Michael – an Israeli artist, who, on the one han

True Finn – Tosi suomalainen, 2014

One channel video and sound installation, 50 min.

For her IHME Project 'True Finn' Yael Bartana invited people living in Finland to take part in creating an utopian moment. The condition was that each person has a different ethnic, religious and political background. As a result of an open call, ei

Inferno, 2013

One channel video and sound installation, 22 min.

The starting point of 'Inferno' is the construction of the third Temple of Solomon (Templo de Salmão) in São Paulo by a Brazilian Neo-Pentecostal Church. Built to biblical specifications, this new temple is a replica of the first temple in Jerusalem

JRMiP Congress, 2012

106 min.

A documentation of the first con­gress of The Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP), in which inter­na­tional del­e­gates addressed and tried to answer ques­tions regarding the goals and achievements of the movement. The congress was thought

And Europe Will Be Stunned / Zamach (Assassination), 2011

One channel video and sound installation, 35 min.

In the third film 'Zamach' (Assassination), the final part of the trilogy, Bartana brings the dream about multinational community and the brand new Polish society to the ultimate test. The plot of the film takes place in a not too distant future, du

And Europe Will Be Stunned / Mur i wieża (Wall and Tower), 2009

One channel video and sound installation, 15 min.

The second film of the trilogy 'Mur i wieża' (Wall and Tower) was made in the Warsaw district of Muranów, where a new kibbutz was erected at actual scale and in the architectural style of the 1930’s. This kibbutz, constructed in the center of Warsaw

And Europe Will Be Stunned / Mary Koszmary (Nightmares), 2007

One channel video and sound installation, 11 min.

'Mary Koszmary' (Nightmares) is the first film in the trilogy and explores a complicated set of social and political relationships among Jews, Poles and other Europeans in the age of globalization. A young activist, played here by Sławomir Sierakows

The Recorder Player from Sheikh Jarrah, 2010

One channel video and sound installation, 7:20 min.

In 'The Recorder Player from Sheikh Jarrah' the protagonist is doing away with uniform and rows of people. A recorder player in her hands, she succeeds in sending out a convinced image even if the camera captures some undisclosed and slight inner we

Entartete Kunst Lebt, 2010

Animation, 16mm film and sound installation, 5 min.

When the Nazis came to power in Germany, they regarded Otto Dix as a degenerate artist and had him sacked from his post as an art teacher at the Dresden Academy. He later moved to Lake Constance in the south west of Germany. Dix's paintings The Tren

Summer Camp / Awodah, 2007

Two channel video and sound installation, 12 min.

'Summer Camp' shows the activities of 'The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions' (ICAHD); their actions consist amongst others of rebuilding Palestinian houses in the occupied territories. In the summer of 2006 Bartana filmed a group of ICAHD

A Declaration, 2006

One channel video and sound installation, 7:30 min.

'A Declaration' takes place in the southern seashore of Tel Aviv, on the invisible border between that city and Jaffa. The Israeli flag waves on 'Andromeda’s Rock', which alludes to the Greek mythological figure sacrificed by her parents to save the

Wild Seeds, 2005

Two channel video and sound installation, 6:40 min.

'Wild Seeds' focuses on a group of youths in the middle of a barren West Bank mountain landscape. The group is simulating the 'evacuation of the Gilad settlement' in the form of a game. The game was developed by Israeli activists and is based upon a

Sirens’ Song, 2005

One channel video and sound installation, 4 min.

'Sirens’ Song' starts at the beach, people are swimming and surfing in the ocean. The camera's perspective changes and becomes level with a stone bollard that stands in front of a busy street. A military march can be heard, the music slowly grows lo

Odds and Ends, 2005

One channel video and sound installation, 4 min.

'Odds and Ends' invades the space of a shopping center – big, loud, pink. It is a meditation on consumerism and a narrative about individuals caught up in a process that mostly exceeds their will and control. Sometimes shot from above, there are a s

Short Memory, 2004

One channel video and sound installation, 1 min.

A collaboration between Yael Bartana and Gregg Smith. A telephone conversation is overheard between two friends. They recall going bird watching in the Negev desert. Their conversation is heard over a sequence of stills from the Negev Brigade Memor

You Could Be Lucky, 2004

One channel video and sound installation, 7:30 min.

'You Could Be Lucky' sets its sights on England's biggest steeplechase race, the Grand National in Aintree. Yet, rather than turning the spotlight on the horses participating in the competition, Bartana focuses on the spectators cavorting at the rac

Low Relief II, 2004

Four channel video and sound installation, 5:40 min.

'Low Relief II' documents an example of civil demonstration, in protest against the wrongs caused by the building of the 'separation fence' (the term coined by the authorities). It also provides a record of the exertion of increased military power o

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

Ad de’lo Yoda, 2003

One channel video installation, 3 min.

'Ad de'lo Yoda' captures a traditional Jewish parade through a crack in a door. Positioning the viewer as an outsider to the celebrations, dancing and colorful costumes are glimpsed momentarily as participants move past the camera. Rather than attem

When Adar Enters, 2003

One channels video and sound installation, 7 min.

'When Adar Enters' opens with short shots of boys and girls in the streets of Bnei Brak (a religious suburb of Tel Aviv) dressed in costumes for the Purim holiday celebrations that occur during the month of Adar. The Purim holiday celebrates the res

Kings of the Hill, 2003

One channel video and sound installation, 7:30 min.

'Kings of the Hill' is shot on the Mediterranean coast near Tel Aviv where SUV drivers gather to put their beloved cars through their paces on the dunes. The work is more documentary than other Bartana classics, as though the images themselves only

Trembling Time, 2001

One channel video and sound installation, 6:20 min.

'Trembling Time' depicts the moment of silence on the day commemorating those who have fallen in Israel's wars. Each year, throughout the country, sirens remind Israelis to observe the 'Soldiers Memorial Day'. The camera is directed from a bridge to

Tuning, 2001

One channel video and sound installation, 2 min.

'Tuning' features a young woman dressed in a suit and saluting while in the background, the music of a national anthem is playing. The screened image is reflected twice and the young, saluting woman salutes to herself as a confirmation or self-salut

Profile, 2000

One channel video and sound installation, 3 min.

In 'Profile' Bartana focuses on Israel's military service which is compulsory for both men and women, directing her gaze at shooting drills. Just as concentrated as the young women aiming their guns at a target, the camera captures the profile of th
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