Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2012-13

(Tel Aviv, Israel)Einat Amir

Our Best Intentions

Our Best Intentions is a performance that takes place inside an installation that is divided into four areas: a family lounge, a bedroom, a workroom, and a dining room. The viewers will take an active part in the project that will be guided by performers and therapists. The audience will participate in performative therapy sessions in the purpose of mixing between psychology, theater and art. The performers' and the therapists' sessions will follow the same ground rules but will have a very different outcome. The participants will all have an opportunity to also act as viewers, because only one area will be active at each time.


Einat Amir (born in Jerusalem, 1979) currently lives in New York and Tel Aviv. She works in the media of Video Installations and Live Performances and received her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2009.
Amir’s work is infused by a great interest in contemporary social – political issues. She efficiently sets the reality against the fiction and allows the viewer to take the responsibility of setting their own limits, by creating choices for them to be confronted with. Amir’s work has been shown at PS1 Contemporary Art Center New York, PERFORMA09 New York, Palais De Tokyo Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde, among other international venues.