Length: 19:50 minutes
The film deals with change of name which characterizes immigrating people who change geographical and cultural environment. Five interviewees who due to particular circumstances lived a period of their lives under a different name from that bestowed to them when born, each appears in several different figures, conveys the essence of his existence. It evokes thoughts concerning the way we are ‘deciphered’ and tagged by society according to our name.
The interviewees were photographed with a stills camera and their stories recorded, but their voices are not heard in the film. Fragments from the interviewees’ words appear as subtitles. The sound track is based on these fragments, which are transformed into a sound-text piece chanted-whispered by a vocal artist, reflecting the layers of feelings of the characters, and expressing words which are not said. (Vocal artist Etty Ben-Zaken).
Screenings & exhibitions:
2015 MWW Contemporary Museum Wroclaw, Poland
2014 4th Biennale Ars Polonia, Oplole, Poland
2013 Triennial for Extended Media, Belgrade, Serbia (August)
2012 Israeli Television, channel 1 – Culture, Rendezvous with Creators
2011 Finalist at Docu Beer-Sheba, Israeli Documentary Film Competition in the Experimental Film category
2011 Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS) – Conference on
Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, Sweden, June2011
2011 The Tenth International Conference on Jewish Names, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2010 Mediations International Biennale Poznan, Poland, National Museum
2009 Houston Art and Book fair, Houston, Texas
2009 The Felicja Blumental Music Center, Tel-Aviv
2009 Artists' House Gallery Tel-Aviv