The Green Caravansary \ Khan al-Akhdar
The work is a reflection of my persistent return to Khan al-Ahmar, a Palestinian Bedouin village in the Jerusalem Governorate of the West Bank, located between the Israeli settlements of Ma’ale Adumim and Kfar Adumim. I expanded my interest throughout the last four years of studying at the Bezalel Academy mainly in the Nomadic life. This has been a very dominant topic which was inspired and accompanied my artistic practice so far. Furthermore, I haunted by notions of displacement/replacement, attempting to conceptually link the knowledge I gained from that site-specific landscape, to my practical photographic paradigms.
I use the landscape as a medium of exchange between human and nature, exposing the political tension displayed in that place, and as a cultural value, perhaps it’s value as a commodity. By the act of framing, questioning the process of production itself, by presenting the “Green screen” as a medium for reality design, making, over and above, manipulation. The work wants to see things in an x-ray eye, as they really are, a moment before the shifting, stripe them off of their ornaments