Isabel Rocamora
Spanish-British, born 1968
Selected exhibitions
Galeria Senda at ARCOmadrid 2016,
Galeria Senda
Imaging Faith,
Galeria Senda at LOOP Barcelona,
Galeria Senda

Filmmaker Isabel Rocamora explores individual and cultural identities, war, and exile through the language of human gesture. Horizon of Exile (2007) is a two-channel, 22-minute-long meditation on stories of female exile, inspired by testimonies of Iraqi refugee women; it depicts female actors—whose choreographed movements address issues of land and identity—as they traverse a barren desert. Body of War (2010), which includes choreographed violence and testimonies of serving soldiers, reflects on the process through which a man becomes a soldier, exposed to the relentless repetition of acts of violence.