La Femme Qui Chercheלה פאם קי שרש
(The Searching Woman)
Stop-Motion Animation and Video 2015
An abstract journey in search of a hidden matriarchal figure,
inspired by the artist's late grandmother Esther and her memories of Oran,
her native city on the northwestern Mediterranean coast of Algeria.
The viewer experiences the journey through passing along four
miniature domestic spaces: The office, the bathroom, the kitchen and the living room.
The film embodies an impossible gaze at the past, the remote, and hidden.
Landscapes which are biographic, geographic, and loaded with the feminine and the emotional.
Through the occupation with the terrains of home and family, the artist exercises a remembrance;
in the sensuality of the tactile and visual, she awakens a cinematic language of forms which is driven
from both the imaginary and the concrete memory.
The artist's grandmother, who had lost her eyesight, as if gains her eyesight back through the reflexive cinematic journey of her granddaughter. The film suggests a "new vision"; a new sensual experience of remembrance.
Graduation film, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
Supported by The New Fund for Cinema and Television.
Selected Festivals / Exhibitions:
Alternative Film / Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia.
19th Japan Media Arts Festival, Jury Selection, Art Division,
The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan.
Athens Animfest, experimental competition, Athens, Greece.
Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival, Istanbul.
33rd Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel,
25th International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem.
Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media-Art Festival,
Israeli Women Filmmakers Festival, Tel-Aviv Cinematheque.
20th International Film Festival Zoom - Zblizenia,
Video Art competition, Poland.
The Aesthetics and Bias conference, MFA Bezalel, Tel-Aviv.
Epos 8 - The International Art Film Festival, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.
NYLON exhibition, at the Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem.
Aesthetics and Bias, Arsenal Gallery Poznan, Poland.