Photo Moranne Mintz
The News Channel, 2017, documentation of performance, Photo Angeline Swinkels
Born in New York City (United States). Lives and works in the Netherlands and Israel.
Gali Blay’s practice is at the intersection of documentary storytelling and speculative design. She researches this in-between world created by images and designs her scenarios within the narrative. The artist uses storytelling in design to tackle complex political structures, and to investigate how their power influence different narratives developing in society.
Never has the perception of reality been more influenced by images than today. And never has there been a higher risk for viewers to be manipulated. As a researcher, the artist is curious about the fictional elements which are created from broadcasting the news and the influence it has on the society who watches it. When Blay consulted the news archive from an Israeli channel from one military operation Israel initiated in Gaza in 2014, she noticed that a narrative of panic and safety had been created.