noga or yam

tel aviv

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


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