De-fencing Miske
10/06/2005

Ma'ariv article about the event (Hebrew only)

In the middle of June, 2005 the old school of the village of Miske was fenced closed by the Israeli Lands Administration, after a group of village refugees, who live in the nearby city of Tira, started renovating the destroyed buildings and using it as a cultural center.

The people of Miske, together with Zochrot, decided to turn the fence, aimed at preventing cultural activities, into an artistic instalation. Over 200 participants and few dozen leading artist contributed art works and joined the protest at the village school house.

Among the participants (other than those shown at right): Michal Heiman; Arik Shapira (another "Israeli Prize" winner) who played a version he recorded of "Sachki Sachki" in Arabic; Micki Kertzman and Boaz Arad, who showed a video of the Erez checkpoint; Avi Mograbi, who presented a video piece entitled "Detail", about the occupation in the West Bank, filmed by David Riv; Dana Levi, who presented a piece called "A Hole in the Wall"; Aya Ben-Ron, who provided a "First Aid" kit; Michal Shamir; Haim Duel Lusky; Osnat Bar Or; Dganit Berst; and Neomi Siman-Tov.

More pics, from Ori Kleiner
 


 

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