HOME SWEET HOME Jerusalem

Artist Book VIA KHAN AL ZEIT and video THREE FRAGMENTS FROM JERUSALEM
Jerusalem 2010

The theme of the Jerusalem Show IV (2010) is Exhaustion. It explores the prevailing state of apathy fuelled by anger, helplessness, docility and alienation. It also addresses the closures, lack of a viable solution or political horizon and crumbling economic conditions that the Palestinian residents of Jerusalem experience through an orchestrated policy of confiscation, demolition, fines and taxation. All of which contributes to a state of insecurity and fear of the future.

HOME SWEET HOME Jerusalem investigates the exhaustive qualities of constantly moving between the real and the imagined. The ability to differentiate between the two states of understanding is particularly exhausting within the ritual of location because it is rooted in the concept of an ideal home that remains both a search and a dream. Throughout our exchange between space and self/collective we hope to create the momentum towards a revived state of being.