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Country of origin: Israel
Year of origin: 2022
Duration: 1:15
Age Restriction: 12+


Name/Title: Bezalel Academy of Art and Design


Director: Nika Zhukova, Rimma Gefen
Script: Nika Zhukova, Rimma Gefen
Producer: Nika Zhukova, Rimma Gefen


Experimental, Abstract


2D Computer

The Body



⁣"The Body" is a video art film about femininity, self-study and the expression of the woman’s body, unique but still universal. “The Body” is about self-identification and the idea of an individual looking at itself as a separate biological unit. It was born as a performative experimental process of leaving prints of the artists’s naked bodies on paper covered with charcoal, and came to life through stop motion animation.

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Rimma Gefen was born in a multicultural family in Zaporogie, Ukraine in 1995. Rimma grew up in a household of different cultures: Jewish, Ukrainian, Georgian and Russian. A childhood surrounded by these blend of roots connected Rimma to physical and verbal elements of religions, languages, folklore and art. In 2011, moved by the attempt to become an Illustrator, Rimma started her studies in Graphic Design in The Polytechnic belonging to the Zaporiogie National Technical University. Throughout her studies, Rimma found her passion for Animation.
In 2015, Rimma decided to move to Israel and joined the army. In 2019, Rimma got accepted into the BA program in Animation in the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. At the beginning of her studies, Rimma saw herself creating visual design and concept art in different mediums, but during her studies she discovered a new world in experimental animation, which is the reason she choose to concentrate in Stop Motion.

Nika Zhukova was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1998. When she was two years old, her family moved to the Dominican Republic and from then on, started her adaptation process to the Dominican culture. Nika grew up connected to a country that wasn’t her native one, she often questioned where she belong and what place she identified with. All of these uncertainties about her true nature let her to study Fine Arts in Chavon, The School of Design, where she got involved in experimental and conceptual processes about her origin and identity. In 2019, Nika moved to Israel with the purpose to continue her studies and connect to her Jewish roots. She is currently studying BA in Animation in the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Nika has decided to concentrate on the program of Stop Motion to continue submerging in experimental animation.

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