samah hijawi - jordan



video and sound Installation


Three split screens portray the different activities in a nearby stone quarry are projected onto a pile of sand (from the same quarry) inside an old historical house, located in close proximity to the quarries. The winds carry the fine dust into the inhabitants' homes and cripple local fruit and vegetable produce. Ironically, the quarry lands were sold or leased by Shatana's inhabitants.



The work looks at this warped relationship; on one level, the sand inside the home is mimicking and exaggerating the reality. On another level, it shows how this is the result of decisions taken in these same homes.