12th Istanbul Biennial
The meaning of the term Scanograms is literally drawing with a scanner machine. Every Scanogram is made by three layers of scanning, each scan is programmed to feature a different aspect of the material, and then the artist composes the layers into one image. These fifteen scanograms , dating from 1938-1958, portray a woman, Samira, and her family. Each of the images documents an important event in their lives while they were together before Samira's family was exiled from Jaffa and dispersed to Lod, Amman, Cyprus, Cairo, and London.
One of these works depict Samira's wedding in the Lod Ghetto in 1949, one year after what was a significant date for them: July 13, 1948. The day when her hometown was conquered by Israeli military forces.
Series of manipulated readymades, 60x75 cm each, 2010.
"Scanograms # 2", September 2011, offers a visual disorder in the Zionist-Israeli narrative, which was designed in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. The project not only relates to the history of the Palestinians, but also to the modern narrative of nationality designing. It opens a door to contemplating the regime of identities in general, and Palestinian and Israeli identities in particular. By bringing together historical narratives with personal stories, the installation enables the viewer to examine his/her own cultural, national, aesthetic, and political perceptions.
Series of manipulated readymades, 60x75x75 cm each, 2010.
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