BORDERS





Borders, 2018
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During the rise of the Great March of Return protests, a video surfaced of Israeli citizens cheering while an Israel Defense Force soldier assassinated a Palestinian at the Gaza-Israel border. Borders is a performance reproducing the situation through the eyes of the IDF. If it truly were a game as depicted here, then their reaction would be more appropriate. The Palestinian, paying attention to the black balloon (used at protests abroad to symbolize the smoke created by Palestinians burning tires to hide from the IDF) and not the net, moves around only to gently fall down and become motionless: a peaceful performance under the sight of an undepicted spectator.

Mark