points-of-view

Zohar Kfir

Points of View

Points of View

Abstract:
POINTS OF VIEW is an ongoing interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B’Tselem’s Camera Distribution Project. It offers an intimate and situated look at life under the Israeli occupation. POINTS OF VIEW is an artistic exploration of a complex political issue that raises questions of community engagement, social awareness, and the social and phenomenological shaping of narrative. Points of View brings these materials to the international public in a manner that is respectful of their content yet innovative enough to provoke a more nuanced form of engagement than conventional documentary.

Biography:
Zohar Kfir is a Montréal-based video artist working with experimental video, interactive art and installation. She holds a MFA from Concordia University’s Studio Arts Programme and a MPS from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Her artistic practice deploys non-linear narrative to cover a wide range of topics; from poetic meditations to documentary interventions. Zohar has shown her work internationally in galleries and at video festivals. During 2013-2014, Zohar received both Media Arts Canada Council for the Arts and a Vivacité Montréal (CALQ) grants to develop her latest project, Points of View– an interactive web-based documentary art project, which explores Palestinian life stories and events. The basis for this documentary project is video footage from B’Tselem’s video advocacy project, the Camera Distribution Project.