GENEVA, N.Y.- b.h. Yael, a Toronto based video artist, will show her most recent film, Fresh Blood, in Albright Auditorium on the Hobart and William Smith campus at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, and before her talk at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28. She will speak about the complexity of “belonging” and will illustrate her talk with clips from Fresh Blood and her short films The Mission and December 31, 2000. Her visit is scheduled as part of the Fisher Center lecture series at the Colleges.
Yael is an instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and deals with issues of identity, authority and family structures, while at the same time addressing the fragmentary nature of these identities and memories. Yael's work most often involves non-linear and hybrid forms, including dramatized and fictional elements combined with first person narration, autobiographical, and documentary elements. Yael is currently working on a video essay titled Trading the Future, which questions the ways in which secular culture embraced apocalypse as inevitable. She has also completed a short video (Of)fences, in response to the recent Quebec Summit of the Americas.
The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men lectures and seminars enable students to explore the complex gender issues that arise in their lives. The Center seeks to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary gender issues.