In her video works and installation, Paz constructs non-linear narratives by fragmenting and re-layering her visual material, thereby alternating between reality and fiction. Her current work “distance” (2021) is a video installation that deals with loneliness and isolation. Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s essay “The Origins of Totalitarianism,” in which she describes loneliness as the basis for terror and tyrannical regimes that use isolation as a means of oppression. In the video, friends of the artist from around the world, embodied by avatars, talk about their experience of loneliness.
As part of the residency, Sharon Paz is planning a digital performance. Based on an imaginative conversation, she will illuminate different aspects of the complex relationship between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger. The performance will construct an imaginative journey between truth and fiction. Paz experiments with formats of multi-layered thinking and manipulates history with contemporary images.