Tamar Banai / 31 / London, Haifa / Mixed Media
For our fourth run in the BADASSFEMALES exhibitions we have artist, Tamar Banai.
Tell us a bit about this work
The pretty boys in the pictures are Holland Park’s peacocks. A couple of weeks after I moved to London A friend took me there, and when I saw them I was somehow surprised this was their permanent home. Viewing the images on a monitor later, I was tempted to photograph them again, so I took pictures of the screen with a film camera.
How would you describe your approach to making art?
Parallel to the questions and ideas, the materials I use are ones that I have developed a relationship with. Over a period of time I live with, around and between them.
What do you do when you’re procrastinating?
Play with the neighbor’s cat. He usually sits outside my room.
How/When/Where do you do your work?
Half of the work is done at home. I’ve been working with my own voice this winter, and most of my recordings are made in my bathroom.
In five years time you would like to be…
Spending more time dancing.
In five years time you will be…
Final words of advice…
If a big beautiful fox suddenly appears in your garden and looks into your eyes, do not try to find a camera.
At the moment I am… Packing a small suitcase.
Reading… Vera Giaconi – Carne Viva (translated)
Listening… to My heart beats
Looking… at Book covers
We can find you at…
Until tamarbanai.com is updated, have a scroll down instagram.com/tamarbanai