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Red Winged Black Bird

Efrat Klipshtien

Part of SWAP

Red Winged Black Bird
Red Winged Black Bird
Red Winged Black Bird

Red Winged Black Bird  Efrat Klipstein | 2009 | plaster. glue, lacquer, rolled roofing |

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."

About the Artist

Efrat Klipshtien

Efrat Klipshtien was born in Israel in 1971. She received her BA in Geography and Psychology from Ben Gurion University of the Negev in 1995 and her MSc in Industrial Design from the Israel Institute of Technology in 2001. During that time she also studied Art Studies at the Hamidrasha... go to artist page

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