The Third Annual Cities Exhibition "Between Ebal and Gerzim"

  • Artwork for private location 2011

    The city of Nablus has been a ground for a continuum of imposed geographies throughout history and continues today in these times of uncertainty. Palestine Connected  investigates 100 years of spatial manifestations developed under regional political powers in Nablus. The investigation progresses through the history of the Hejaz and Palestine...

  • Palestine | Work in progress

    News - A huge explosion was witnessed last night, just after midnight due to a fire in the building of the Old Mill located in Jafa Street in the city of Nablus. The fire burnt fiercely in the 5 stories building causing major damage to the interiors and the destruction of a major section of the Old Mill. The fire brigades of Nablus Municipality...

  • Ant Farm Nablus

    Ant Farm Nablus (AFN) addresses the theme of ‘inverse geometry’, a high-concept spatial technique used by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the incursion of 2002 of Nablus. It was described by Eyal Weizman in his article Walking Through Walls: “…During the battle soldiers moved within the city across hundreds of meters of ‘overground tunnels...

  • Illuminated by the Sun

    My relationship with Nablus has a deep emotional connection with the figure of my late father Jamal Badran. He was the relater and transmitter of the imagery of the old city: its unique heritage, architecture and important history. When I visited Nablus, for the first time, I perceived the city through his eyes. Jamal Badran was an artist and...

  • Site Specific Installation

    The first time I visited Nablus was in 1988. The last time was in 1993. I am now trying to return. I am also returning to a part of Naples that I used to frequent during that period. It is a place that still burns in my city and in my head, just as Nablus burnt during the Israeli sieges. First hypothesis: I think of an iron object to be...

  • Site Specific Installation

    A person's hypothetical relationship to a place is the merging of two realities:  a physical one - perpetually present by the conscious rhythm of on-going footsteps, the other, a mystical one that has infinite invisible paths. Paths that lead everywhere and nowhere! The artist’s personal relationship with a place is intuitive - it is like a...

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    News - A huge explosion was witnessed last night, just after midnight due to a fire in the building of the Old Mill located in Jafa Street in the city of Nablus. The fire burnt fiercely in the 5 stories building causing major damage to the interiors and the destruction of a major section of the Old Mill. The fire brigades of Nablus Municipality...

  • Video Installation

    Deleuze and Guattari said that a book has neither object nor subject; it is made of variously formed matters, with very different dates and speeds. It should never be attributed to any one person because it would then lose all that matter. Fluctuating Fragments proposes to undertake an experience on the same premise. A foreigner's gaze on the...

  • Work in progress

    The city of Nablus has been a ground for a continuum of imposed geographies throughout history and continues today in these times of uncertainty. Palestine Connected  investigates 100 years of spatial manifestations developed under regional political powers in Nablus. The investigation progresses through the history of the Hejaz and Palestine...

  • Project Documentation, 6 images and a video installation

    I am spending a few days in Wael’s childhood home in Nablus with his sister Naila who teaches English at An-Najah University. I learn that in 1951, when he was 17 years old, he left Nablus for Iraq to study architecture. He decided that he didn’t want to be an architect and stopped his studies to work. He stayed in Iraq for around four years...

  • Site Specific Installation

    “A few years ago” - the lady in charge of the prisoner´s book section at the Nablus Municipality Library tells me: “an old man asked me for a specific book” (she picks up and shows me a thick hard covered grey book with old yellowish pages) - “He started to explore the perimeter of the cover with his fingers” - she says - “and search in the...

  • Mixed Media Installation

    I went back in this project to my diaries and memories of the time when I lived in Nablus during my Bachelor studies at An-Najah University. This place rendered me a stranger. I have always tried to avoid thinking about some of these suppressed memories. Now it is the time to revisit the past and my memory of this place from the perspective of...

  • Engraved Stone Plaques

    ‘Memory Nablus’ is an initiative of the artist Angelika Boeck, in which she invites the people of Nablus’ to carry on the work started by her, through adding their own memories on plaques in public spaces. Ten Inscriptions are placed on the walls of the square surrounding Diwan Al-Yasmineh in the Yasmineh neighborhood of the historic center of...