Jasmin Vardi (IL)
video, 2016, 5:58
The work presents a virtual interview between an interviewer and two virtual children. The video was created following an investigation of a phenomenon that takes place in Israel and abroad, i.e. recruitment of young children to study cyber security.
Part of the interview is based on real answers of children participating in these program, when the virtual reality allows maneuver of identity.
The work uses filters of concealment, censorship and deception and raises questions about identity, education, human versus machine, recruitment and free choice.
Jasmin Vardi (IL), born in 1989, graduated with dean’s honors from the Shenkar Institute, Multidisciplinary Art Department (2015). She has also studied at the University of Arts in Berlin (2014). Since 2016, she is an MA student at the the Tel-Aviv University.
She considers technology as a mediator of power relations and explores medialisation of the world through circulating technologies.
Vardi is a winner of NFTC, print screen festival and feature forward Grant (2017), the special projects grant for the arts from the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation (2016), and the President of Shenkar College Prize (2014, 2013, 2012). She lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.