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Location | Weimar, Germany
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Yael Peri, [b. 1985, Israel]
My artistic practice involves a variety of media and deals with different political aspects of space.
My main field of work consists of photography, installation and video, dedicated to the research of the history, narrative and power-relations of different social spaces. My practice is mostly project-based and relies on institutional as well as extra-institutional archival work. In many of my projects I investigate the manner in which these archives translate into a spatial reality and what exactly are the ideas, principles and ideologies, influencing and creating public space.
My current place of residence is Jaffa - a Palestinian city occupied in 1948 with many of its residents at that time having been deported by the occupying Israeli army. The city's different historic layers, the evident processes of demolition and alteration, the accumulating processes of construction and creation, and its fascinating human fabric which is the result of them, are the main conceptual and material sources of my artistic work.
The main questions I raise in my research are- how can we read and decipher these processes from a spatial point of view? How does space influence and shape these processes? How can one rehabilitate the past? And what is art's potential in imagining new forms of being which are not relying on narratives of alteration and violence?
I am interested in the way materials, plans and architectural products act alongside and as part of different social mechanisms. In my artistic practice I combine my professional knowledge with a wide critical understanding of social reality, especially in conflictual zones in which different symbols appearing in public space carry profound and sometimes contradictory meanings.