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Sigalit Landau

Azkelon

Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris

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Artist
Sigalit Landau
Title
Azkelon
Year
2011
Duration
16 min 46 s
Format & Technical

Video, loop, colour, sound
Edition of 9 + 2 AP

  • In collaboration with: Arthur Astman 

I filmed people playing the “knife” game. Azkelon is a hybrid of Aza (Gaza) and Ashkelon. These two towns share a beach but are separated by a border. The Gaza strip is one of the most crowded districts in the world, populated mostly by refugees and Ashkelon was conceived by Jewish immigrants from Arab countries. From my point of view, young people on both sides play this “game”. Where there is play – there is life. It is an agreement to simple rules: they may win, they may lose; the interaction is possible interaction.

Sigalit Landau   

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