Head of the postgraduate Fine Arts program
Faculty of Arts - Hamidrasha, Beit Berl academic college - Israel
Miri Segal is a New Media Artist, currently living in Tel Aviv. She is the recipient of the Gottesdiener Israeli Art Prize (2001). Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at venues such as Moma PS1 (New York), Lisson Gallery (London), Kamel Mennour Gallery (Paris), Tel Aviv Museum, Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv). Segal is head of the Postgraduate Fine Art program at Hamidrasha art school, and a senior lecturer at the Bezalel Academy. Segal holds a PhD in mathematics. Between 2011 and 2015, Segal was a research fellow at Advanced Virtuality Lab at Interdisciplinary Center (IDC university), where she worked on the subject of creating Brain movies and other neuro-responsive media using electroencephalogram (EEG) via steady state visually evoked potentials (SSVEP).
Miri Segal's videos and installations explore perceptual modalities and the impact on the viewer of unexpected situations. Her work investigates being in the world today by disrupting the perspective of the viewer's body in space (actual or virtual) within a political and temporal context. She uses physical, optical and conceptual manipulations, which invade the space of consciousness of the viewer. Ghosts, shadows without body and Purgatorium - a limbo between life and death - serve as basic figures in many of her works. She uses these concepts to subtly speculate about the limits of our capacity to apprehend reality, the future of humankind and our ability to integrate sensations that images provoke.