ABOUT.
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Zohar Kfir is a New York-based media artist working with experimental video, interactive art and VR. Her artistic practice employs non-linear narratives and traditional cinematic techniques and features expanded interactivity. Zohar has shown her work widely in galleries festivals and conferences including Tribeca Film Festival; Transmediale; NYUFF; FACT Liverpool; Oberhausen Film Festival; SIGGRAPH; ISEA and RIDM; and reviewed in TIME Magazine; The Creators Project; Engadget; i-Docs and Forbes among others.


PROJECTS.

Testimony Project 2017

Testimony is an interactive documentary for virtual reality that shares the stories of five survivors of sexual assault and their journey to healing. Beyond just a film, Testimony is an advocacy platform to allow the public to bear witness to those who have been silenced.

Le Temps Perdu 2016

Le Temps Perdu is an interactive Virtual Reality film that engages a found-film footage archive for the creation of a new, inventive work. This project transforms a unique and massive archive of found visual and audio materials that into an interactive Virtual Reality film where viewers can construct their own film and piece together their particular narratives. 

Points of View 2014

Points of View is an ongoing interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B'Tselem's Camera Distribution Project. It offers an intimate and situated look at life under the Israeli occupation.

Older Works 2000-2012



PRESS.

Broadly.
How Artists Are Using VR to Talk About Healing from Sexual Assault/ Sarah Burke

Women@Forbes
Survivors Share Testimonies On New VR Sexual Assault Database/ Lilly Knoeopp

TIME Magazine
The 4 Best Virtual Reality Experiences at the Tribeca/ Laurence Butet-Roch

ThinkProgress
Rape survivors’ stories told through virtual reality in new documentary/ Jessica Goldstein

VR Scout
Telling Stories of Sexual Assault Survivors and Their Journey To Healing in VR/ Bobby Carlton

Voices of VR Podcast
Bearing Witness to Sexual Assault Stories/ Kent Bye

Engadget
I sat in on a virtual support group for sexual-assault survivors/ Cherlynn Low

i-Docs.org
Zohar Kfir on interactive VR project Testimony/ Jess Linington

Forbes
Four Big Trends In Virtual Reality On Display At The Tribeca Film Festival/ Seth Porges

The Verge
VR was sold as an ‘empathy machine’ — but some artists are getting sick of it/ Adi Robertson

PSFK
Highlights From The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival VR Arcade/ Matt Vitone

Film Journal
Testimony shares experiences of sexual abuse survivors/ Maria Garcia

\\\VERSIONS
Meet the artist bringing film grain to VR/ Jason Johnson

POV PBS
Life on the Streets of Palestine Captured in Points Of View / Shako Liu

i-docs.org
Points of view: putting occupied territories on the (interactive) map/ Jess Linington

KillScreen Daily
Interactive documentary offers snapshots of life in occupied territories/ Jess Joho

The Creators Project
Points Of View Web Documentary Captures Everyday Life In Gaza/ Becky Chung