Ahlam Shibli

Occupation
Al-Khalil/Hebron, Palestine, 2016–17
Series of 32 photographs

The foundation of Occupation is the destruction of Palestinian livelihood in al-Khalil and the occupied territories by the Israeli colonial regime and Zionist settlers. The photographs record the signs of a disturbing dublicate inversion. On the one hand the images indicate how the settlers –who have invaded the Palestinian's territory– create a prison-like space for themselves. On the other hand, the photographs reveal how the Palestinians use the hardware of the separation to protect their own public spaces and their homes.

Through a documentary aesthetics, Ahlam Shibli's photographic work addresses the contradictory implications of the notion of home.

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