Red Winged Black Bird

Efrat Klipshtien
May 15 - July 17, 2009

While in the Israeli army, Efrat Klipshtien provided nature tours at various sites in the mountains. After her service, she began to implement more non-conventional tour tactics into her art practice as a performance artist. Drawing on her experiences as a guide, Klipshtien explores the dynamics of the viewer's relationship with public spaces, objects, and positions of power. Through subtle feminist-political delivery, Klipshtien engages audiences through a versatile range of media.

In Cleveland, the artist will create a large-scale installation using everyday materials and household products. Klipshtien will also produce and direct a performance (tba).

She writes in her statement, "For me, the spectator is part of the journey, and his [?] experience within the installation consciously includes [?] the distance he passes in the installation and the distance between him and the art work, while visible and hidden temptations take the experience to the extreme."

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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

Regional Artists, Apply for this Program.

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