When we are presented with something new, we instantaneously judge with minimal information regardless of being wrong or right. Allowing our perception to be clouded by volley of information, we absorb what we can from art and strangers.
The short art clips of Aaron Bourget’s Rorschach Revelations and Lior Bar’s Israeli Jewish White Male uses different methods but both play with identity. As Rorschach Revelations’ images gradually become identifiable, labels keep being hurled on top of the inkblots, words contradicting images. Israeli Jewish White Male on the other hand uses a fixed approach with slight variations of specific words to suggest a controlled number of distinctions.
Both clips display the power of the ideas and labels that are given to specific groups and simultaneously show how we struggle to shake the labels that we are given.