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Dr. Hava Aldouby, Senior Lecturer

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The Open University of Israel Department of Literature, Language, and the Arts One University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 4353701, Israel
Office:972-9-778-1581 Email:havaal@openu.ac.il

Areas of Interest
  • Art history
  • Moving-image art
  • Video art
  • Experimental cinema
  • New media art
  • Neuroaesthetics
  • Art-science interfaces
  • Migratory aesthetics

PhD, Department of Art History, Summa cum Laude
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Awarded Allan Bronfman Prize, Hebrew University 2009
Dissertation title: Fellini's Art Historical Hypertext: The Role of Painting in Federico Fellini's Cinematic Discourse (1960s-70s). Advisors: Prof. Haim Finkelstein, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Prof. Yehuda Moraly, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
MA, Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dissertation title: Federico Fellini’s Graphic Oeuvre – Sources and Significance. Advisor: Prof. Milly Heyd, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BA, Magna cum laude, Art History and Theater Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Post doctoral fellowship
2013-2014 Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I-CORE Center of Research Excellence - ‘Da’at Hamakom’, Center for the Study of Cultures of Place in the Modern Jewish World
Research project: ‘Medium, Body, Place: Digital Moving-Image Aesthetics, as Related to Contemporary Jewish Experience’
The Open University of Israel; Senior lecturer
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I-CORE Center of Research Excellence - ‘Da’at Hamakom’; Research Associate
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2010-2016 Teaching associate, School of the Arts and MA 
                   program in Cultural Studies
2002-2009 Teaching associate, Department of Theater 
Bar Ilan University, Department of Comparative Literature; Teaching associate
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; Teaching associate
Shenkar College of Engineering and Design; Teaching associate
The Open University of Israel; Teaching instructor
Artistic Director, The Open University Gallery, Ra’anana
 Organizer, international symposium: “New Media and the Arts – Interfaces, Challenges and New Insights”
The Open University of Israel, 23 November 2016
 Initiator and organizing committee member, international symposium: “Haptic Visuality in Video-Art: Neuroscience in Dialogue with Art Theory and Aesthetics”, Hebrew University School of the Arts and Safra Brain Research Center, 9-10 April 2014
 Organizing committee member, international conference: “Autonomy and Anatomy of the Moving Image”, Jerusalem Cinématheque, Bezalel College of Art and Design, and Hebrew University School of the Arts, 7-9 July 2013
 Initiator and organizing committee member, international symposium: "Federico Fellini, Between Life and Fantasy", Hebrew University School of the Arts and Department of Latin American and Romance Studies, 3-4 April 2011
Vigevani Research Project Prize, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2014; with Prof. Amir Amedi, Hebrew University, and Prof. Vittorio Gallese, Università degli studi di Parma)
Israel Science Foundation Publication Grant in the Humanities
Allan Bronfman Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Humanities, Hebrew University
July 2015
Curator, Archaeology in Reverse: Phil Solomon. Exhibition of video installations, Hansen House, Center for Art and Technology, Jerusalem.
Curator, The Secret Garden, Jerusalem Film Festival 2015.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2000-2001 Assistant curator, department of prints and drawings
1998-2000  Freelance associate curator

Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Shifting Interfaces: An Anthology of Presence, Empathy, and Agency in 21st Century Media Arts. Edited by Hava Aldouby, Leuven University Press, in press (publication date March 2020).

Monograph in preparation: Old Masters in a Moving Mirror: Painting in Artists’ Moving Images at the Turn of the Millennium. Under review at Palgrave MacMillan, London.

Guest editor, Arts special issue: “Radicant Patterns in Israeli Art.”
In press, forthcoming Winter 2019

“Fellini's Visual Style(s): A Phenomenological Account", in Frank Burke and Marguerite Waller (eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Fellini. Forthcoming 2019.

“Camminare su una fune tesa sulla soglia della realtà virtuale:  Il cinema di Phil Solomon in Grand Theft Auto,” in Matteo Bittanti (ed.), Matteo Bittanti (ed.), Fenomenologia di Grand Theft Auto. Milan: Edizioni Mimesis. Forthcoming 2019.

“Tightrope Walking on the Threshold of Virtual Reality: Phil Solomon’s Filmmaking in Grand Theft Auto”, in Ruthie Abeliovich and Edwin Seroussi (eds.), Borderlines: Essays on Mapping and the Logic of Place. Sciendo (De Gruyter Poland), Da'at Hamakom, 2019, pp. 69-90.

“Courting Absence, Restoring Presence: Ori Gersht and the Moving Image”, in Hava Aldouby, David Chandler, Al Miner and Mae Petra-Wong, Ori Gersht: History Reflecting. Boston: MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) Publications, 2014.

“Re-framing the Still Life: Ekphrasis in Contemporary Video Art”, in Edward Payne and Lauren Barnes (eds.), Copies and Translations: Re-Placing the Original. Forthcoming.

"An Outsider in Grand Theft Auto: Phil Solomon". Art Journal, forthcoming Summer 2020

“Balancing on Shifting Ground: Migratory Aesthetics and Recuperation of Presence in Ori Gersht’s Video Installation: On Reflection." Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture 10(2), Autumn-Winter 2019-20, in press.

“Meeting on precarious grounds: Ronen Shaharabani and Micha Ullman An Intergenerational Dialogue.” Arts special issue, “Radicant Patterns in Israeli Art,” in press, forthcoming Winter 2019.

“The physical anxiety of the form itself: A Haptic Reading of Phil Solomon’s Experimental Films”. Projections: The Journal for Movies and Minds 10:1 (2016), 86–113

“Virtual Reality Turns Biological: The Case of David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ”, in Roy Ascott, Margarete Jahrmann, and Espen Gangvik (eds.), Making Reality Really Real; Consciousness Reframed. Proceedings of 11th Annual International Research Conference, Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era (Trondheim Electronic Arts Center, November 4-6 2010), 17-19

“Miniature Tombstones from the Cyprus Detention Camps, 1946-49”, 
 Ars Judaica 3 (April 2007), 91-100

“L’immaginario visivo di Federico Fellini”, Fellini Amarcord 2 (November 2005), 36-48 (translated from Harvest 47:2)

“A Jungian Approach to Federico Fellini’s Visual Imagery”, Harvest – Journal for Jungian Studies 47:2 (London: Karnac Books, 2001), 96-118

“Digital Art and the Sense of Embodiment: An Experimental Aesthetics Project in Virtual Reality.” 4th Art + Science Conference on Empirical Methods in Art History and Visual Studies University of Vienna, Department of Art History, July 4-5, 2019

“Ekphrastic Fear/Ekphrastic Hope: On Border Crossings and Fellini’s Film-Painting Fusions.” 2nd international conference of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies: Global Intersections and Artistic Interconnections ─ Italian Cinema and Media across Times and Spaces; American University of Rome, Italy, 14-15 June 2019.

“Possible Effects of Contemporary Visual Art on the Sense of Embodiment." IDC Herzliya, Symposium: Body, Self, and Other, 11 April 2019

"Experimental Filmmakers Going Digital: Ken Jacobs, Ernie Gehr, Phil Solomon", NECS, European Network for Cinema and Media Studies. 27-29 June 2018, Amsterdam University.

"Shifting Sands: Sand as Medium in Israeli New Media Art". Media Art History: Re-Trace 2017. 23-25 November 2017, Danube University Krems, Austria.

"'Screen-deep': Contemporary Video Art, Haptic Arousal, and Presence". NECS European Network for Cinema and Media Studies. 29 June – 1 July, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3.

“’Moving Pictures’: A Neurohaptic Investigation of Contemporary Video Art”. Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image, Cornell University, 1-4 June 2016

“Diasporic Skins: A Somatocultural Exploration of the 56th Venice Biennial”. Association of Art Historians 42nd Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 7-9 April 2016

“Filmmaking on the Streets of Grand Theft Auto: Phil Solomon”. College Art Association 104th Annual Conference, Washington DC, 3-6 February 2016

“Filmmaking on the Streets of Grand Theft Auto”, ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art), 14-18 August 2015, Vancouver, Canada (accepted, declined participation)

“Experimental Cinema Enters the Worlds of Gaming: Considering Phil Solomon’s Recent Works”, Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2014 conference, Seattle, Washington, 19-23 March 2014

“The Body Restored in Celluloid: Phil Solomon’s Psalm Series (1999-2002)”, World Congress of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University, 28 July- 1 August 2013

“Haptic Pleasures of the Moving Image: Texture and Tactility in Contemporary Moving Image Art”, London Film and Media Symposium, University of London, 27-29 June 2013 (accepted, declined)

"Re-Framing the Still Life: Ekphrasis in Contemporary Video Art, the Case of Ori Gersht and Sam Taylor Wood", 38th Association of Art Historians Conference, 29-31 March 2012, Milton Keynes, UK

"Is Painting Still in the Picture? The Return of Painting in New Media Art and Aesthetics", Rendering the Visible, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 10-11 February 2011

"David Cronenberg's eXistenZ and the Flesh of Virtual Reality", 11th International Conference Consciousness Reframed, "Making Reality Really Real", TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, in cooperation with the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth, England. Trondheim, Norway, 4-6 November 2010

"Art History Meets the Moving Pictures: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Fellini's Cinematic Discourse", E·X·P·E·R·T·I·S·E: Media Specificity and Interdisciplinarity, Tel Aviv University, 31 May – 4 June 2009

"Miniature Tombstones from the Cyprus Detention Camps: A Creative Response to Obstructed Processes of Mourning in Holocaust Survivors", Women and the Holocaust: Creativity and the Arts in the Holocaust – A Gendered Perspective, Beit Berl College, 26-28 October, 2009

“Jungian Imagery in Fellini’s Graphic and Cinematic Oeuvre”, Felliniana, University of Washington, Seattle, 28 October-1 November 2003