grand prize, ori highbloom, school of visual arts
multimedia & video
(hopeless) חסרת ישועה
In Israel, men and woman have mandatory conscription, but after service, they are expected to fulfill traditional male and female roles in society. "Hopeless" is inspired by the conflicting ideals this places on Highbloom, who grew up in Israel. "What roles does a woman have to fulfill? Am I capable of letting go of the expectations only when I'm far away from my own people? I still don't know the answer to those questions," she writes. "In this video, I'm questioning what I used to know."