My Fluid Body (on an Uneven Political Ground)

“In my grandmother’s house, no Yiddish was spoken, nor klezmer music heard.

The first time I heard klezmer music was upon my arrival to Germany, where I was also asked, for the first time in my life, if I was Jewish. Raised in a secular home in a Jewish State, a daughter from a family that has been secular, on both sides, for generations, my first reaction was: No.

The first time I heard klezmer music was upon my arrival to Germany, where I was also asked, for the first time in my life, if I was Jewish. Raised in a secular home in a Jewish State, a daughter from a family that has been secular, on both sides, for generations, my first reaction was: No.

It took me a few years until I understood that I am, as a matter of fact, Jewish.”

More in the new Protocols issue no. 4: Pirkei Avot Link

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In June 2018 I was selected as "the artist of the month" for Asylum Arts Network for Jewish Culture. I wrote an article, telling about my artistic research in Greece in the previous month, Link here

 From my fieldwork in Ioannina, May 2018. Photograph: Mary Vossou

From my fieldwork in Ioannina, May 2018. Photograph: Mary Vossou