In her artistic work, Vered Nissim examines questions of identity, social status, and gender in the environment of her home, family, and private life. She uses media, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and video performances.
“As a female artist, I am always fascinated by the way the home has been marginalized to a great extent in art history as a place of intimacy, a location usually associated with the feminine. Throughout history, the domestic setting has been both a safeguard and a prison for so many women. My gaze has always been directed inwards. My way of exploring, engaging, and criticizing the world and cultural norms has been through this inward gaze. My house, my family, and I are pivotal points in all my work.”
As part of the home.frankfurt.telaviv project, Nissim will deal with the tradition of female singing in the home environment. According to traditional Jewish belief, women are prohibited from singing in public. It is considered sexually tempting and an exhibitionist act. Nissim will work with women from her neighborhood, using film and sound recordings.
Foto: Vered Nissim