Magdalena Hefetz

Israel

Jerusalem

 

I broke her, 2014

Magdalena Hefetz’s video, ‘I Broke Her’, depicts the destruction and burial of 40 meters of clay slabs printed with images of the wall that divides Abu Dis – a suburb of Jerusalem.  Her iconoclastic performance speaks of a heroic act of hope for the destruction of the many walls that divide this territory. While the performance may be a form of satire, it is also a tool for exposing and destabilising the political regime, helping to dream of spaces in which freedom can be imagined.