Gaza War (2008–2009)
The International Committee of the Red cross said is had no evidence White Phosphorus was used by Israel illegally. In its early statements the Israeli military denied using white phosphorus, saying "The IDF acts only in accordance with what is permitted by international law and does not use white phosphorus." It eventually admitted its use and decided to stop using the shells, however, saying that a "media buzz" led to its decision to do so.
1050 Degrees Fahrenheit
Performance Piece 2008
Honestly I wasnt sure I could do this, but I did a test run at home and watching the video replay...the way I wrapped the children was the same way I wrapped my own four children when they were babies. My hands moved with ease and familiarity as I swaddled them.
1050 Degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature at which the wax on cloth was heated to apply to my face and a life size dolls face to create the replica moulds. The smothering heat burned my skin when applied. I would hold my breath for as long as I could then remove the impressed cloth as it cooled.
I wanted to say...I see you...I feel your loss...I know no one is watching as your children are being burned...but I see you... and in solidarity this is my action to show people who arent paying attention... to pay atttention
As a mother I felt like I had to say something ....