The Jewish Home Beautiful – Revisited I explores the ambivalent status of beauty and home in identity politics. Set in the background of a celebration of the holiday of Shavuot, this live art performance invited conversation about how the deliberate engagement with beauty and home can on the one hand strengthen intra-cultural alliances, while on the other, perpetuate cycles of violence: in other words, how very often the affirmation of beauty and the settling at home of one population sets into motion homelessness for others. Specifically, The Jewish Home Beautiful – Revisited I intentionally problematized the performance of a beautiful Jewish home in light of the Palestinian Diaspora created by Jews settling in the “Promised Land”.
Video: Jewish Home Beautiful: Revisited I - FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal (dur. 09m19s)
Installation video can be seen here.