Orit Ben-Shitrit, born in Israel, studied art and dance at Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem, London College of Communication and Hunter College, New York. She lives in New York. Exhibitions since 2003 included MACRO, Rome; Haifa Museum of Art; Guest Projects, London; Royal Academy of Art, London; White Box, New York.
Vive le Capital
(USA 2012, HD, 15 Min. 24 Sek., frOmeU)
Vive le Capital is a deliberation on a love/hate relationship with money. The plot pirouettes between the protagonist’s soliloquy and dancers who respond in various transgressing behaviours. Three of them travel to the time of Cosimo De Medici and visit the roots of our banking system; they also pay homage to the French Revolution and embody John Law, who ran the first Ponzi scheme.