June 25, 2016

Natali Cohen Vaxberg - The most hated woman in Israel

More and more female performers are using their bodies for transmitting messages and making their contemporaries facing the ugly face of volontary slavery, of norms, of alienation. Recently, I posted about Gyna Bootleg, Ann Liv Young and Lena Marquise (from US) and Rosario Gallardo (from Italy). But the bravest are Liad Hussein Kantorowicz and Natali Cohen Vaxberg (tonight's post) since their provocative work is done in Israel (but I'll add some other female artists/performers/political activist in Arab countries soon). They push the boundaries far outside what is commonly accepted and they are the proudness of humanity. Whatever I may think about their way of acting, I erase my critic sense and feel supportive. Here I post some pictures of NCV but she's mainly a video performer (although her videos are sometimes deleted due to censorship) so I add below some videos from which the pictures were taken. Initially she was writing plays but no theatre wanted to play them or only shortly before being censored. So she concentrated on videos, still a space of freedom (but for how long?). Her most recent provocative work was "Shit instead of blood" where she joyfully pooped on several national flags, Israel's one included, which led us in jail. You can see some of her videos here.
Shit instead of blood from Yael Alon on Vimeo.

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