In Search of Vashti

Site-specific audio installation created for the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
The 45 min audio loop plays continuously (24 hours) on headsets inside a custom built bench. Participants were asked to tell the story of what became of the ancient Queen Vashti, a feminist hero from the Book of Ester. The participants were women from diverse backgrounds, such as rabbinical scholars, academics, museum staff, artist, activists, and women’s shelter staff.