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November 30, 2019  |  Cinematheque Tel Aviv

Einat Amir

Born in Jerusalem, 1979. Lives in New York.

Creates instillation and performance art. MFA in visual arts, Columbia University, New York.

Her work deals with socio-political issues such as power relations, sexuality, representation and communication.


Her works have shown in:

PS1 Contemporary Art Center New York, PERFORMA09, New York, The Kitchen New York, VOLTA Basel, VOLTA NY, Scaramouche Gallery, New York, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow , Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; Haifa Museum of Art, Israel , Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, CareOf gallery, Milan, Städtische Galerie, Bremen, and Digital Art Center, Hulon and more.

Disgarceful Retreat Under Pressure

6 min


Israel, 2005

Director and Performer: Einat Amir

A breakup scene consisting of several chapters taking place on the doorstep, on the sofa, in the bedroom. Einat Amir, playing both roles, breaks up. Through fine hints – of dress, behavior, and tone – that lend the figures a "male" or "female" character, she skips between the sexes. Amir photographs herself in her apartment, explaining herself to herself with words extracted directly from the disengagement lexicon. Her texts are all derived from speeches delivered by Israeli prime-minsters, between 2000-2005.


The film was screened at Lethal Lesbian 3.

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