Tag: Palestine–Palestine

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Actual Size

Architectural and engineering plans articulate the form and function of intended constructions — the flow of substances, entry and exit points, joints, connections and foundations — and reveal the dispersion of power that sustains these structures. —Kandis Friesen

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A Game of Shater Hassan

A Game of Shater Hassan is a nonlinear, semi-autobiographical project that explores notions of memory, oral history and the diaspora. The project is described as a retelling the story of Shater Hassan when in fact it actively denies you most of the story itself, and takes you somewhere else instead. — Haitham Ennasr


Lady Gaza

She may have traded her microphone for a megaphone, but you would be hard-pressed not to recognize that signature hairpiece above the crowd. Lady Gaza has recently emerged as her latest reinvention, this time from international superstar to— if you can believe it—Palestine activist.

Basil AlZeri / The Archivist in the Kitchen

Cooking became an entry-point for me to introduce myself, as a human being who is also a Palestinian, to my peers in Canada. Cuisine became a way for me to express myself, my history, my cultural identity, with a lot of specificity but without being over-determined by certain politics. — Basil AlZeri

Eyal Weizman’s The Least of All Possible Evils

Beginning with an agile reading of the sequence of disasters that constitute the narrative of Voltaire’s Candide (1759), the Israeli architect Eyal Weizman has, in his latest monograph, The Least of All Possible Evils (LPE), initiated another productive foray into our optimized “humanitarian present.” — Etienne Turpin

Sector Zero / On the Brink of Beirut

When I slip Nadim Mishlawi’s Sector Zero DVD from its sleeve, my heart is already in my throat. I am expecting to be hurt by these pictures from Lebanon, and the cruel accident of this country’s geography, but from the very opening images I am assured that beauty will be a regular accompaniment. — Mike Hoolboom

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

The BDS campaign calls upon global civil society to boycott Israeli and international products and companies profiting from the violation of Palestinian rights, including Israeli sporting, cultural and academic institutions; divest from corporations complicit in the violation of Palestinian rights and ensure that university investment portfolios and pension funds are not used to finance these companies; and impose sanctions to demonstrate disapproval and educate society about violations of international law and to end the complicity of other nations in these violations. — Rwayda (Rod) Al-Kamisi

Game Over / Reframing Combat in Diaspora Space

In shifting the position of the viewer from a passive recipient of such representations to the active roles of gamer and witness, Blown Up creates new spaces through which to build diasporic disidentifications and migrant self-representations that reframe militaristic violence within mediated space. — Marty Fink