Creative Essay

Morphing forms, undermining border regimes: in conversation with Khaled Jarrar

Author: Hanna Baumann (UCL)

  • Morphing forms, undermining border regimes: in conversation with Khaled Jarrar

    Creative Essay

    Morphing forms, undermining border regimes: in conversation with Khaled Jarrar

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Abstract

This short piece - written in exchange with Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar - charts his work over the past decade as it deals with borders. In particular, it focuses on a set of linked projects in which the material from the Israeli 'Separation Wall' in the West Bank were transformed into art objects, which then served as the basis for purchasing agricultural land in Palestine. In a new phase for the project, the outputs harvested the land now morph again in order to infiltrate international boundaries under 'false pretences'. It is argued that Jarrar's work uses the specificities of the art market as well as material-bureaucratic conditions of national boundaries to draw attention to and undermine unjust borders.

Keywords: Palestine, wall, olive oil, cement, borders

How to Cite:

Baumann, H., (2023) “Morphing forms, undermining border regimes: in conversation with Khaled Jarrar”, field 9(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.62471/field.126

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Published on
06 Dec 2023