Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
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La Box Bourges, France 2017
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Intervention in public
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015
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Oslo Zones

Inkjet prints, archival materials, videos, vinyl texts and public intervention.

In this work, dark humor is being employed to play on the word “Oslo”, as it has been a chronic word in the everyday life of Palestinians after the year 1993 when the Peace Accord between Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel was signed after secret negotiations in Oslo. Since then, the accord determined the smallest details of the Palestinians life, and it restricted their freedom of movement and divided the land they were given according to the accord into three zones, A, B, and C. For this project, I bought the pass card to reach all the zones of Oslo in Norway.

Installation includes: Framed pass card, Ruter: the Norwegian transportation company. Dette er elektronisk reisekort (This is your electronic travel card), is a 2:40 minute video of appropriated Norwegian commercials dubbed in Arabic to guide the travelers how to use the pass to reach to all “Oslo” zones freely and easily. Maps are 10 prints (33 x 13"each), screen shots from Google maps application, that documents the locations of my trips to different points in Oslo. Dørene Lukkes (Doors Closing), is a video of full documentations shot during the trips, around 3 hrs long. A collection of Ruter's transportation time schedules' brochures, where a 'fake' one included the full text of Oslo Accord in it, is planted between the booklets in the exhibition and also some copies were left in Ruter's metros, busses, and ships in Oslo. The painting; The Scream (1893) on the cover of the fake booklet. Three vinyl wall texts displayed and viewed from inside and outside the exhibition; first text in space taken from the history of Oslo transportation company says: “In 1993, the western lines were upgraded and connected to the Metro, allowing Metro trains to run through city center of Oslo.”; Second text seen from the street says: “This made possible by support from Apple, Google and Ruter.” Other elements such as a print showing the results that appear when one types Oslo Zones in Google search engine, the images ironically are related to the zones in Palestine. It shows also, the result of when one tries to find a path between Tulkarem and Bethlehem on Ruter's website, the result states that there is no such one! Which sarcastically can be the case due to the occupation closures and restrictions.

Commissioned for Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway 2015. 


Dørene Lukkes, Doors Closing, 3 hour video


Dette er elektronisk reisekort, This is your electronic travelcard, 2:40 minute video 

 

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