si:n/ festival of video art & performance 2017

June 13, 2017 to July 13, 2017 - 11:00 to 13:00

The 5th edition of the /si:n/ festival for video art and performance, was held over four days, from June 12th-15th, 2017. Events took place in the central Palestinian cities of Jerusalem, Gaza, Bethlehem and Ramallah. A selection of video art installations, performances and film screenings by noted local and international artists were exhibited in multiple venues and connected through organized tours of cityscapes in the four localities.

This year’s programme encouraged festival participants to experience artworks in an urban context and thereby also explored the city through video art and performance. Rich and diverse, the programme engaged the public in a variety of events:

This edition was brought together through the efforts and generous contributions of A. M. Qattan Foundation, Goethe-Institut Ramallah, Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques, Palestinian Art Court al-Hoash, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Eltiqa Group, Shababek for Contemporary Art, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah Municipality, RIWAQ and Birzeit University Museum.

The /si:n/ festival for video art and performance was established in 2009 by a group of culture and art institutions. The festival aims to create spaces for the exhibition of and research into video art and performance and to encourage new forms of seeing and interaction. Building on cooperation among its partner institutions, it is intended to introduce new formulas of collective cultural and artistic work. Seeking to challenge both geographical and political divisions, it strives to extend the scope of its work and public outreach across all of Palestine.

Marc Mercier / Naïk M'Sili
Birzeit University Museum