Oreet Ashery, Marcus Fisher’s Wake, 2000
Oreet Ashery
Marcus Fisher’s Wake

Oreet Ashery (*1966, Israel, UK) lives and works in London. Her work operates on the intersections between Jewishness, race, gender and the Arab and Muslim world. During 2006 her on–going project "Welcome Home" focused on the Palestinians’ right to return. In 2017, she received the Jarman Film Award. Ashery’s work has been shown extensively in museums, at cinemas, festivals, galleries, on streets, the Internet, and in site-specific installations.

artist's website: oreetashery.net

This mock–documentary fictionalises the life of Oreet Ashery’s alter ego, the orthodox Jewish man Marcus Fisher. The grungy film uses footage from interventions, performances and home videos.

Courtesy Oreet Ashery

Document media
Video, colour, sound, 16:00 min

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be-coming, conflict, de/construct identities, masculinity, queer/drag, roleplay