Andi Arnovitz sent me the text below and I think it is worth noting how the theme of 'Intimate Transgressions' is not one that can be confined merely to the physical act or rape; sexual violence distorts personal, emotional relationships which in turn distorts societal and political ones. Arnovitz bravely confronts what this means in terms of her own family, her ethical and moral concerns over involvement in conflict.
"Andi Arnovitz’s practice is informed by the fact that she is ‘a woman, a wife, and a mother: my work is feminine, therefore feminist. How could it be otherwise?’ Because she is observantly Jewish, she lives with a consistent tension between what was, what is, and what could be. She explores the politics, myths, and challenges of the woman within Judaism, as well as the cultural and political expectations of what a woman is in the 21st century. Living in Israel means having sons and daughters who have to go into the army. Of concern to her as a mother is this specific aspect of war and violence . She uses many art forms that have been traditionally relegated to the realm of women: thread, needle, decoration and uses them to create awareness, protest, dialogue, and disapproval. She reclaims power on behalf of women who have been dispossessed, disempowered and violated by the regimes of men." Andi Arnovitz