Politics of a Landscape;
A personal ontology of southern Israel’s desert territory, 2020
Deserted Landscape explores the ecological, national and indigenous entangling of the Israeli Negev desert. Stemming from lived experience and academic research alike, the installation holds found and made, digital and physical objects and sounds, a 13-minute film and two framed photographs. Deserted Landscape suggests a transformation of the Negev from a passive, desolate wilderness, into an active political agent. The project was developed with the support of the Arad Contemporary Art Center Artist in Residence programme and premiered at London Short Film Festival 2021.