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The Parachute Paradox
 
       
       
     
   
September 2016
 
   
Limited Edition of 1250 & 150 Artist Proofs
 
       
       
   
The Parachute Paradox offers narrative storytelling of the life of the Jerusalemite artist and his experiences under Israeli occupation and proposes a subject that is unprecedented in Palestinian literature: the liberation of the self and the homeland through the liberation of the imagination.
 
     
       
       
   

The Parachute Paradox tells the life story of artist Steve Sabella (*1975), who was born in Jerusalem’s Old City and raised under Israeli occupation. After living through both intifadas, being kidnapped in Gaza, and learning to navigate Palestinian and Israeli culture, he feels in exile at home.

For him, the occupation attaches each Palestinian to an Israeli, as if in a tandem jump. The Israeli is always in control, placing the Palestinian under threat in a never-ending hostage situation. He realizes he has two options: either surrender or unbuckle his harness.

Blurring fact and fiction, love and loss, the memoir traces one man’s arduous search for liberation from within, through a confrontation with his colonized imagination.

 
       
     
       
     
     
     
   
 
       
       
       
   
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
Fragments of my Beautiful Future
 
   
Bumiller Collection, Berlin
 
   
May 18th - September 1st, 2017
 
   
Double solo exhibition with Rebecca Raue. Curated by A. S. Bruckstein of Taswir Projects.
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
     
     
   
 
       
       
       
    SELECTED VIDEOS  
       
       
       
   
NPR - Life in Berlin: 'The Parachute Paradox' Part One and Two
 
   
By Lily Kelting
 
    Jan 5th, 2017  
   
Interview of Steve Sabella (English)
 
       
     
       
     
    Listen to part two  
   
 
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