Emily Jacir Ramallah/New York 2004-2005

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In 2004–05, Jacir lived between Ramallah, Palestine, and New York City. This installation pairs footage of interiors of businesses in the two cities—travel agencies, hairdressers, delis, shawarma shops, and cafés. Installed in a split screen format, the video relays local exchanges; it is often hard to tell which city is on which screen. This intimate glimpse into the everyday life of the two places reveals their similarities but also the gulf that separates them—and suggests the divided experience of exile, occupation, and migration.

Gallery label from Signals: How Video Transformed the World, March 5–July 8, 2023
Two-channel standard-definition video (color, sound; 38:50 min.) and two flat screen monitors
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
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© 2024 Emily Jacir
Media and Performance

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