Shuruq Harb: Image Making and the Public Space in Ramallah
UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn)
$9 suggested donation
This lecture performance narrates the process of creating The Keeper”, a limited edition artist book that tells the story of an encounter with Mustafa, a young street vender in downtown Ramallah, who sells images culled from the Internet to the public.
Mustafa’s family has always worked in the photo business, bringing images from China, Lebanon and Syria into Palestine. Oscillating between her own experience of documenting the city through the images on the streets, and imagining the city from the point of view of the images, the lecture performance draws on various anecdotes and observations to weave a narrative of contemporary Palestinian popular and political history.