Orit Ben-Shitrit

Website:  orit-ben-shitrit.com

Working with video, photography, performance, and choreography, Orit Ben-Shitrit utilizes movement and bodies to implicate the powers that be, their mechanisms of domination, and their potential for violence. Pulling from manifold historical and literary sources, Orit addresses the personal and contemplates the national in textured imagery. She engages in three main topical themes: cycles of violence in the Middle East, abstract systems of political, religious, and economic control, and conflicted beings trapped in bodies. In her videos, Ben-Shitrit places the individual in the midst of a series of events (rituals), struggles, and exorcisms addressing the complex and covert rules of power that be.