Autobody



Autobody, 2010
Single-Channel Video, 10 min.
(5 min excerpt)


Car mechanics deconstruct an old Subaru sedan in an action both aesthetic and mundane. The first to take on the task are the Palestinian mechanics working in the auto-body shop in Tel - Aviv where the video was filmed. When a second group of Jewish-Israeli actors arrive - the meticulous action is turned into a theatrical event. The video raises questions about masculinity and the myth of nation-state building — locating it in within the labor structures which existed in Israel/Palestine in 2009.