“It’s All Filth and Disgusting”: Tamy Ben-Tor On Her New Videos

The Jerusalem-born artist Tamy Ben-Tor uses wigs, costume make-up, fake hair and a pretty uncanny ability to manipulate her voice into whatever accent she likes to embody a strange set of characters. They range from anti-Semitic talk show hosts (Lunch Special) to Marxist pop princesses (Gewald) to an aloof Southern author that has penned a book called Healing Hitler (Women Talk About Adolf Hitler). She is funny, off-putting and outrageous, to say the least. Her latest videos, four of which will be included in an upcoming solo show at Zach Feuer Gallery that opens April 19, have become, by her own admission, “more grotesque.”

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