Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: Khaled Jarrar and new artists from Palestine

Electronic Intifada, 15th July 2013

Entering the gallery, you are confronted by an eight-foot-high replica of the wall. It stretches away to your left, forming a narrow corridor, funneling the viewer towards the bulk of the exhibition. This includes a selection of sports objects — footballs and a basketball, soccer boots, table-tennis bats and ball and a discus — all cast from concrete patiently (and riskily) chipped from the wall itself. The lightness and mobility of sport contrasts with the dead weight of the actual objects, which can barely be lifted.
The theme continues with a split-screen video of Jarrar and British artist Jeremy Hutchison playing squash over the wall. The different conditions on each side are brought into sharp focus by the simultaneity of the films; on the Palestinian side, the ground is rough, the wall bare and ugly, with graffiti scrawled on it. On the Israeli side, the road is newly metalled and tidy, and the wall itself — in an act of bizarre denial — has been attractively painted. Only the blue sky above is shared.

The full article is here.

One comment on “New article: Khaled Jarrar and new artists from Palestine

  1. Karzan Kardozi
    July 16, 2013

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