Elsewhere: Negotiating Difference and Distance in Time-Based Art

May 22, 2003 to July 27, 2003

Video and film by Mona Hatoum, Shirin Neshat, and Michal Rovner, women artists from the Middle East who now live and work elsewhere, explore negotiations of cultural, political, and gender differences over distance and time. The videos and films presented all deal with power struggles, signs of difference and the deep impact of that context on the individual — making the personal political and the geographic psychological. Time-based art, namely moving images, has implicit associations with narrative, temporality, and documentation. Elsewhere explores how these artists use this medium to visually articulate selfhood in relation to time and place and to explore the human condition at times of struggle, as well as the psychology of distance.