Faten Abo Ali


Video art, 02:39 min. 2019, Israel

My works mostly focus on rituals, on material as action, and on identity. For example, the exploration of my status as a woman who took part in religious ceremonies at my wedding leads to personal introspection alongside the examination of the social complexity of my surroundings, and the thoughts ingrained in us from childhood well into adulthood. The video features a ritual in which I use salt as a purifying substance. My mother rubs my body with salt for purification, but this action leaves burn marks on my body.