Michal Rovner (Israeli, 1957- )
Michal Rovner, a New York-based artist, explores the borders of places, ideas, and media through video, film, and photography. Her site-specific installations along the Israel-Lebanon border feature digital images of amorphous figures, which she prints on murals to suggest both loss and survival. Field I, a recent project, was a large-screen video projection filmed both in the Negev desert and a New York snowstorm. Shown at the 2000 Whitney Biennial, it featured ghostly figures forging a path in an abstract landscape. These faceless wanderers, whose identities transcend time or nationality, draw the viewer into the pathos of an existential and abstract exile.
Rerych, Adenek. "The Real Way of Existence: Interview with Michal Rovner." Atelier Magazine (April 1993).
Michal Rovner: One Person Game Against Nature. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1994.
Michal Rovner. With essays by Sylvia Wolf and Henry Madoff. Chicago: Chicago Art Institute, 1993.