Jericho–Beyond the Celestial and Terrestrial
Manteq al-Tayr or The Logic of the Birds
The event will be in Arabic.
The 4th edition of Cities Exhibition is curated by Yazid Anani in conjunction with Birzeit University Museum.
Cities Exhibition has three designated phases: research and site investigation; public intervention in Jericho and its landscape; and an exhibition as a documentation of the whole experience. Artists were invited to attempt to restore links between the metaphoric nature of the land of Jericho, crossing the city by way of five distinct 'trails' as a way of looking beyond the typical representations of nostalgia and folklore in Palestine. Juxtaposing past and contemporary visual and cultural evidence is a way of not only affirming the uniqueness of cities such as Jericho, but also offers the possibility of challenging issues of memory, identity and change.
The trails are followed by an exhibition and publication in January 2013.
Photos from the performance:
|The birds, being led by the Hoope, heading towards the Simorgh.|
|"Manteq Al- Tayer" or the Birds' logic.|
|The Duck explains to the Hoppe why she can't go on the journey.|
|The birds, tired and drained, near the Oasis.|
|the Hoope speaks to the Hawk|
|The Musician Musa|