Sama Alshaibi and Khaled Jarrar
VIVA Festival, Malta
31 August 2015 (Malta)
Two video works by Sama Alshaibi and Khaled Jarrar will be presented at the Viva Festival in Malta on 31 August 2015. 
Alshaibi’s Sweep records the artist’s unsuccessful attempts to sweep away the desert area surrounding her. Whilst commenting on the futility of reiteration in modern day conflicts, Alshaibi reenforces the necessity of keeping an open mind in the face of the relentlessly difficult Palestinian situation. 
Along a similar theme, Jarrar’s Sea Level focuses on the artist as he strolls through Israel in a deep-sea diver’s suit signifying his inability to breathe the air of his own country.
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