[a checkpoint diary)
2 audio channels, english, 25 minutes
Left channel (recorded in Jerusalem): a young israeli tells about his daily routine while serving as an officer in occupied territories.
Right channel (recorded in Bethleem): 2 young palestinian brothers in Bethleem depict their daily life and ID controls routine.
Both interviews were edited in order to create topic or situations correspondences between the contents of both testimonies. The work forces the listener to switch from a channel to another as human brain has difficulty to focus on two language stimuli at the same time. It is meant to be an allegory of the wall between Israel and the occupied territories.
This work has been presented at the group show:
cur. Zoran Eric
Nurture Gallery, New-York City, 2005
In 2013, in Batroun, Lebanon, it’s presentation has been censored by the art space where it was supposed to be played.