Between the Layers
Tammy Mike Laufer
Issues: Identity, Performance, and Poetry
Our lives are experienced between physical layers, as fabrics, with many obstacles between layers of thoughts. Sometimes a woman wears many layers as obstacles, physical layers as fabrics, as well as layers of thoughts, and sometimes-emotional layers. To reveal herself a woman should remove all the layers, not the ones she wears, but the layers that conceal all her thoughts and desires. We all want to go out into the light, to break out into the world. The sustained way sometimes takes courage to get up and change ourselves, to do something, to change things as they are in the rest of the world. Sometimes you must swim against the stream. Although it appears that we have progressed, we are still struggling in almost every aspect of life. It is especially important to remember to see the light in our lives, even throughout all the layers. We can close the gap. Never lose hope! There is still so much work to be accomplished on the subject of equality between women and men. This video work is dedicated to this issue from a personal perspective, of the artist, showing different feelings and aspects.
Tammy Mike Laufer was born in Tel-Aviv (1960) and lives and works in Israel. An international contemporary digital media artist, she works in 3D digital drawing, video art, and photography. A graduate from “Technion,” the Israeli Institute for Technology in the department of Graphic Design, she has continued her educational program for designers at Sivan College, Tel Aviv. Engaged with digital media for two decades, Laufer’s digital media works were exhibited in Museums, art projects in Greece, Japan, the US, Portugal, Lithuania, Warsaw, Israel and more. She participated in a collateral event at the 53 Venice Biennale, Italy. A journey over two decades reveals her works, ‘TAMMY MIKE LAUFER – Artist Book’ represents 20 years of her digital creations. A free digital edition of is available as an interactive book. http://www.tammymikelaufer.com/#!artist-book2015/cnc. In 2012, Laufer founded ‘44 DEGREES,’ the online art magazine dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Israeli artists. She remains its developer, designer, art director, producer, editor, builder, and she also maintains the website. ‘44 DEGREES’ is archived by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem archive room and Tel Aviv Museum Library Laufer’s art deals with issues which are often social, not always pleasant. Pain, the female body, life cycles, the Holocaust, social protest. This is her way to express herself – the way she deals with various topics. The unique technique which she uses to create her three-dimensional computerized drawing, is the style of her work and her handwriting.