alban biaussat









the green(er) side of the line



This project was produced by the Al Mamal Foundation for Contemporary Arts in Jerusalem. As it stands today, it consists of 55 prints of different sizes (36 in 20x30cm, 16 in 50x75 and 3 in 100x150) mounted on aluminum and Plexiglas. One large photo was printed on a long band of see-through fabric to be hung from the ceiling of a room to make the photo visible from both sides. A DVD was prepared to retro-project another 82 shots.

This work was first shown to the public as a solo exhibition in the Old City of Jerusalem during March-May 2006. In parallel, a number of complementary activities were organised with the Al Mamal Foundation: film screenings, two workshops involving Palestinian and Israeli negotiators and artists, a tour of the Green Line guided by specialists and photo and creative training activities involving 20 Palestinian kids. Birzeit University also has agreed to host the exhibition on its Virtual Gallery website since May 2006.

Solo exhibitions have been organised at the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah, at the Museum of Birzeit University and at the Zara Gallery in Amman. It was later shown at La Lettre Volée in Brussels, at the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery of the Jewish Community Center in Washington DC part of a group show on Israel's borders, and at the Alliance Française in both Mexico and Toluca.