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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 From Our Beautiful Future
 
    Steve Sabella & Rebecca Raue  
   
The Bumiller Collection, Berlin
 
   
May 18th - August 13, 2017
 
   
Curated by A. S. Bruckstein House of Taswir.
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
     
     
   
 
       
       
       
    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  
   
 
       
       
       
    UPCOMING BOOK PUBLICATIONS  
       
       
       
    On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and Other Displacements.  
   

Ella Shohat

 
    The Univeristy of Chicago Press Books  
       
    On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and Other Displacements  
    "A rich intersectional past of Jerusalem, with its shared aesthetic of house and home by neighbors belonging to various religious and ethnic communities, is conjured up through Sabella’s fragments. Within a multi-chronotopic perspective, the series takes the viewer on an imaginary return to a disappeared time and place. But by actively joining fragments from different houses, the artwork remixes the old fragments into new neighboring aesthetic units. From the remains, new possibilities are composed. Perhaps only through such acts of vivid recollection of places/times, of “plurilog,” can a reimagined conviviality be pieced together anew."  
       
       
    Image on the cover is from 38 Days of Re-Collection. View Series  
    Buy Book here  
   
 
       
       
       
    RECENT INTERVIEW & REVIEWS  
       
       
       
    Art and Yoga: A Path to the True Self  
    An Interview between the artist Steve Sabella and the yogi Anastasia Shevchenko  
    April 5, 2017  
       
     
       
    "What you call submission to the mysterious, I call journeying to the unknown. And in that process, one has to inhabit the moment, let go, and try to be in sync with the energy of life. Resistance to this keeps us in the pages of the past, locking us in time. A good way out is to come to terms with who we are and what we think we are, and only then can real change happen. That’s why I don’t believe in psychiatric medications, because they often mask people’s realities. They deal with side effects, rather than root causes. We are all born inheriting a “problematic” reality, and I see our quest as one of discovering new realities as we live."  
       
    Full interview  
   
 
       
       
    Palestinians Who Leave Their Mark  
   

This Week in Palestine

 
    April 2017  
       
     
       
    "Beyond a narrative of exile, Steve writes about the human connection transcending culture and nationality, and advocates for global citizenship. As Mahmoud Darwish wrote, “All the hearts of the people are my identity – so take away my passport!  
       
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