“Fear of a Bearded Planet – collective Semitic self portrait after Robert Blanchon (2007 – present)” (drawings, performance intervention, covert documentation)
Performance intervention in which I sat for souvenir portrait drawers in various international locations (New York, Toronto, Vienna, Barcelona, London, Berlin, Paris). When the portrait artists ask “where are you from” I ask them to guess. The drawings are accompanied by short anecdotes describing the conversations and locations of each drawing.
“Bethlehem Checkpoint postcard” (2006) (videostill, mail art)
A postcard incorporating a videostill taken from a few seconds of video I shot while visiting the checkpoint at Bethlehem with Machsom Watch in 2006, the first ever time I was mistaken as Muslim. The surveillance tower is juxtaposed with an image of a bearded figure wearing a badge from the Israeli women’s peace activist group Machsom Watch, and a historic image of Bethlehem from an antique souvenir postcard. I sent “Bethlehem Checkpoint postcard” as an emailed attachment to my entire email history list, every Christmas and Easter for 3 years. “Bethlehem Checkpoint postcard” has been printed as an actual postcard (by Rafi Ghanagounian/K6 Projects Toronto), and made available to museum guests courtesy of Lentos Museum.
2017 (Bethlehem Checkpoint Postcard only) Im/Mobilities. Galerie KUB, Leipzig, Juana Awad, Julia Eckert and Nada Schroer curators.
2012 – 2013 Vollmilch – The Beard as Signifier. Lentos Museum, Austria. Thomas Edlinger, curator. Group exhibition with Eleanor Antin, Oreet Ashery, Claude Cahun, General Idea, Zoe Leonard, Scott Matthew, Adrian Piper.
2023 Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects Chris E. Vargas, Christina Linden, and David Evans Frantz, eds. Hirmer Verlag, pub.