Sigalit Landau to Show Her Work at the Israeli Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale

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PARIS.- Sigalit Landau’s committed and poetic approach turns personal questions, be they philosophical or political, into universal quests. To achieve this, she often combines performance, installations, objects and films. Her work crystallizes a collection of ideas through a single image, object or action, rendering them symbolic as in her “Barbed Hula” video, where she appears on a beach in Israel, naked, performing a hula hoop dance using a ring of barbed wire. She has been, for several years, involved in an in-depth relationship with the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea (456m below sea level). She reacts, as an artist, to the terrible peculiarities of this site; this damaged place which holds within it the region’s geopolitical traumas, and is the scene of an ongoing ecological disaster. This is the place she has chosen to stage her unique oeuvre, inspired by her continual attraction to embody the ritual linked to memory. This is where she orchestrates her exploration of