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Work: Art of Play in Zones of Conflict

In Idit Nathan on June 19, 2009 at 8:39 am

This project aims to explore the strategic and paradoxical positioning of the ‘playful’ as used in visual arts practice (my peers and my own) within zones of conflict. By positioning my own practice within a wider field I examine a variety of works that use different media to create physically interactive and playful artworks. The works I make and explore all invite the audience to become active participants in works that deal with conflict.

The key research question of my project is therefore: how do I, as well as many other artists use the seemingly inappropriate notion of the ‘playful’ in the context of conflict? Furthermore, how might a critical approach to the works and their discourses facilitate an understanding of artworks made about and within zones of conflict?


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Biography: Idit Nathan

In Idit Nathan on June 19, 2009 at 8:30 am

Born 1963, Cleveland Ohio, U.S.

Childhood in Jerusalem.

In UK since 1990.


Having worked for 15 years as Scenographer in Theatres across the UK Idit is now working mainly as curator and visual artist. Her work focuses on cultural practice, conflict politics and their symbols. It aims to challenge viewers to respond to the unsettling contemporary dilemmas derived from our identity as actors of free will and actors in an historical context.



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