SPEECH ACTWords, sounds and transmissions by citizens of the Polis
Curated Exhibition at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University School of Art and Design, NY, Feb 19 2021-Mar 21 2021
Participating Artists: Tamar Zohara Ettun, Assaf Evron, Michal Helfman, Talia Keinan, Karam Natour, Roee Rosen, Chaya Ruckin Berkman, Ruti Sela, Talia Tokatly
Curated by: Gali Greenspan
The show includes works in varied media - video, sound, digital print, paper collage and drawings.
Through a personal prism of the one who stands behind an action, working with and within language, we are exposed to a critical stand. Social structures manifest in the linguistic eco.
Languages and locations featured: Arabic, English, Hebrew, Spanish, Sound, Germany, Marseille, USA, Tel-Aviv, Nazareth, Syria, Brooklyn, Egypt, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires.
This show presents aspects of participation in the political sphere, in the context of history or present, in the possibilities of speaking and healing. being an observer while at the same time being an actor. Inspired by Arendt thought, in the political sphere action and speech are coequal and to speak is to be political. “Speechless action would no longer be action because there would no longer be an actor” (Hanna Arendt, The Human Condition, University of Chicago Press, 1958, pg.179).