Friday, July 17, 2015
July 2009, Art Residency Palestine /Israel
Art Residency, West Bank-the occupied Palestinian Territories, THROWING PEAS AT THE WALL
After Al Jazeera published the article about my Prague retrospective show I was offered by Palestinian organization "Join Advocacy Initiative" to join a 10 days long residential art program in Beit Sahour in West Bank of the occupied Palestinian territories. Here are some samples of the performance pieces I did there next to a "New Berlin Wall" (when finished it should be 750 Km long and 10 meters tall) built by Israeli government to segregate occupied Palestinian territories from Israel. Al Jazeera link: http://www.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5F21F0AF-DC52-4B5C-8998-5AEE218958EC.htm
SECOND PERFORMANCE NEXT A WALL IN ISRAEL:
I walked over that humiliating apartheid wall with the intention to flip it over.
PERFORMANCE NEXT TO A WALL IN ISRAEL:
I personally participated on the whole process to get through one of the "check points" in the wall. It is experienced every morning by the Palestinians working inside Israel. They wake up every night at two in the morning so that they can get around three at the check point. Than it takes them approximately three hours to get through the three stages of "security check ups" (metal detectors, body searches etc). During this process they are exposed to different types of humiliating harassments. There are no bathrooms or chairs. When they get on the other side of the wall they are sometimes napping on the sidewalks waiting for the transportation to their day- jobs.