Noga Or Yam is an artist, curator, and co-organizer of the BUSH collective – a collective founded in Tel Aviv in 2015 by a group of artists and activists who are committed to the promotion of queer, feminist culture. In addition to gender and feminism, the artists also consider the issues of public space.
“Being a young queer woman, my sense of home in Israel, and even in Tel Aviv, was always somewhat lacking. Enforced isolation has hit the LGBTQ community hard, with many of its members reliant in a lot of ways on the public space for a sense of community, belonging, and freedom. I feel more fear and isolation around me, and I am concerned by ominous political processes that are unfolding.”
As part of the home.frankfurt.telaviv project, Or Yam will examine precisely these processes. In the first days of the lockdown, Israel was the only country in the world to use its intelligence services and modern surveillance technology against its own citizens to contain the spread of the corona virus. The project explores the boundaries between private and public spheres, and issues related to safety and shelter at home.
Foto: Shir Newman