Virginie Sélavy talks to Israeli artist, writer and filmmaker Roee Rosen, who is presenting his first UK solo exhibition Vile, Evil Veil at Iniva. It consists of two works, the installation Live and Die as Eva Braun, which explores the life of Hitler’s lover in the bunker at the end of the Second World War, and the film Out (Tse), which stages a sado-masochist exorcism between a queer left-wing activist as the dominatrix and a right-wing woman possessed by the spirit of ultra-nationalist Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman. Rosen discusses the dynamic of power in human relationships, both personal and political, the importance of the victim/victimiser dichotomy in Israeli identity and how to exorcise the demon in all of us.
Roee Rosen: Vile, Evil Veil is at Iniva, the Institute of International Visual Arts, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA, until 5 May 2012. For more information, please go to the Iniva website.