Resolution, Two-Channel video, 1:40 min., 2019
This video is a re-enactment of a pretend play scenario in which two cars are fighting and one hurts the other. Pretend-play is a form of play through which children rehearse behavior and deal with questions and challenges they encounter in real life. As the conversation is in Hebrew the “screenplay” functions also as subtitles. Thus the line between real and imagined as well as between what preceded and what followed the performed action are blurred. The weak, futile solution I have to offer reflects my own feeling of inadequacy and impotence as I try to think about and help my son navigate conflict, power and harm.