Marry Fuck Kill, 2019
In her documentary Marry Fuck Kill (2019) Ruth Patir uses 3D graphics to reimagine neolithic fertility goddesses as real life woman, exploring the intricacies historical representations of the female form and the passive and willful clichés and misunderstandings that surround them. Using a motion capture suit, the artist filmed her mother and herself, recording the movements that were used to animate these ancient female figurines. Scanned from the vast archaeological collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the figurines are brought to dance in a desert rave, and the fertility-goddess-turned-mom is interviewed about her views on a range of issues: from dreams and desires, to sexuality and womanhood, to agency and patriarchy. In this humorous yet earnest work, Patir offers the viewers what might be described as a speculative archeology of femininity.