Whose voice is this anyway?

Whose Cinema?

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Whose voice is this anyway?

Using the work of French film maker and anthropologist Jean Rouch, Israeli film makers such as Avi Mograbi and July Gerstel Cohen and the writings of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Adam Aboulafia tries (Whose Cinema?) to work out whether documentary film can represent an otherness which overcomes the allegedly distinct identities of filmmaker, subject and viewer – and if so, what the nature of that otherness might be.



The Politics of Aesthetics Between Bil’in and Tel Aviv

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Special Topic Issues, Whose voice is this anyway?

“Through the sculptures, the demonstrators define themselves as performers, join a contemporary international activist-art world, and demand that their political claims be heard from another angle. They disrupt the organizational principle of society and make themselves visible as social partners, through their appropriation of the tools of the bourgeois”.



Curatorial Responsibility and the Exhibition of Israeli and Palestinian Political Art in Europe

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Special Topic Issues, Whose voice is this anyway?

Curators and organizers of exhibitions of Palestinian and Israeli political art in Europe will likely encounter two opposing positions concerning their responsibilities…



A Participant Observer: Dealing with Political Voice in William Kentbridge’s “Drawings for Projection”

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Special Topic Issues, Whose voice is this anyway?

William Kentridge’s works are overtly political; his entire oeuvre revolves around South Africa’s troubled history and torn identity. But as an affluent, educated, white male, can he really give a voice to the oppressed? The question has to do less with legitimacy (i.e. does he have a right to do so) and more with the [...]



SLOT MOBILITY!

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Special Topic Issues, Whose voice is this anyway?

A group of artists fakes up an economic sphere association, which deals with PR and politics, but is using fine arts sponsoring to reach strategic goals. The art project SCHLEUSER.NET and the question who has the right to speak in the name of another.



Facing Klone: The Address of a Voice in Tel-Aviv’s Street Art

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Special Topic Issues, Whose voice is this anyway?

Philosopher Hagi Kenaan responds to the images of the Tel Aviv based street artist, Klone, offering a new perspective for thinking about the Image’s Voice and its reverberation in the urban space.



Act of State: A photographed history of occupation

Jul 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Special Topic Issues, Whose voice is this anyway?

Ariella Azoulay offers the space of photography as a space in which those who have been forced into statelessness, deprived of citizenship, comprise – the citizenry of photography. Through photography they demand their right to political speech and action and invite the spectators to reinstate with them the political space of which they have been dispossessed.



Any Women in the Directors’ Room?

Jul 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Special Topic Issues, Whose voice is this anyway?

Whose voice represents my voice? A Subjective voice as conscious act of rebellion, and whose voices is the art world, film and mainstream media representing?



In the Middle of What Exactly?

Jun 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Reviews, Special Topic Issues, Whose voice is this anyway?

A Review of Catherine David’s first exhibition in the Middle East: “In the Middle of the Middle”