MOVING TO STAY STILL, 2014
Koffler Centre of Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
This exhibition showcased a performance work I did on the Mediterranean shore between the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon and Gaza. Ashkelon, established by Jewish immigrants from Arab countries, and Gaza, populated mostly by Palestinian refugees, are separated by a border on the beach.
In the video I created, I wished to charge the game of borders with deeper meanings. The video showed youths who seemed to create, through interaction, a space of play and communication. Play ensures a safe space in which one can propose and practice a different way of relating to reality. The open endedness of the youths’ movement within the circle evoked the possibility of a resolution of larger conflicts.