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Yahel

 

Yahel
video and sculpture installation

Completion Date: 2016
Runtime: 2 minutes 
Medium: Mixed media
Size: Variable dimensions
Synopsis: Although raised as Jewish, Orlov was never officially considered to be one. Yahel, is her jewish name, a name that artist gave to herself during the process of converted to Judaism, a process that ends with a ritual immersion in the Mikveh. The installation, consisting of sculptures and a video centers on this artificial moment of “holiness”, cultural ritual that should be called into question.