After the very intense stay in Palestinian Occupied Territories, where I reached RETO ALBERTALLI who teaches two months photography to children of the Refugee Camp of Jenin (at the Freedom Theatre) urges to make art about what we lived.
I warmly invite you at the exhibition "TERRA SANTA"
vernissage will take place the 9 octobre 2010 from 4 p.m at OFFICINAARTE in Magliaso.
This exhibition is the first part of the big show called "L'Absence ne manque de rien, car la mémoire est présence"(Gianfranco Camesi). with Jacqueline Cuche, Silvia Paradela, Brithmark and Gruppo=1
Aglaia Haritz, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, 2010, palestinian traditional embroidery on cloth, 48x73 cm
The Freedom Theatre is always been the alternative resistance in the Palestinian society using the arts as a model for social change. After almost 5 years of existence, we can now say that we are a group of artists that act upon their society expressing their ideas creatively using many components of the artistic performance.
During the week of 6th to 12th June 2010, The Freedom Theatre is going release it's message once again, starting at the streets of Jenin city.
My artistic intervention is to put together "You are what you eat" (Rammstein) with the traditional Palestinian cross-stitch technic of red on black.
ALTERNATIVE RESISTANCE TO THE OCCUPATION
During this week, a series of street artistic happenings will take place at the city of Jenin. Multidisciplinary street performances, screening of videos and artistic installations will be shown in several places of the city with the same strong visual message - the palestinians are buying their own occupation and a new alternative resistance must rise.
This action should bring people together in one struggle: the one against the occupation - as we know, the occupation is always underlying the normality of the life in Palestine... but the facts say the opposite: every year, the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza bring 2.5 billion dollars to the Israeli economy in just buying israeli products, paying for their own imprisonment.
In living here we have observed that not everyone is informed about this and, as artists, we believe that performing arts will be the best way to attract the people's attention. So, we have come up with the idea of a guerrilla advertisement of our alternative resistance to the Occupation.
This series of events have the objective to communicate and inspire the people of Palestine to continue to fight for their freedom, dignity and rights through creative and conscious actions. Anyone can be active by choosing in what to invest their own money and knowledge - if the Palestinians themselves privilege palestinian economic and cultural relations these ties will grow strong and be the base of a better life for everyone in Palestine.
Micaela Miranda,The Freedom Theater, Jenin 2010
COSA C'È DI NUOVO?
Uno sguardo sulla scena artistica emergente in Ticino.
at the Museo Cantonale d'Arte of Lugano.
The vernissage will be Saturday 13 March 2010 at 6 p.m. in Via Canova 10, Lugano
video on phone with arabic keyboard , video still embroidered on handkerchief, 2009
I choosed a “youtube” video, where an anonymous citizen becomes a “journalist” because it's a very interesting way to have news, in contrast with all the law of the main agency.
From this material I create an installations where the viewer can think about the situation and where the question of “not here but now” will be the first input. I show the video on the phone, object that every person has, as if the spectator filmed the situation.
I want to project the video and "re-sew it" in a way where the viewer becomes aware, conscience, of what he sees. He should know that what he sees really exists and should be dissuaded from the daily indifference. I embroidered the video still on old handkerchief, because of the sense of this object: collect the tears, dries and console.
details of video still embroidered on handkerchief
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