I want to create a one to one experience where the viewer is isolated from the surroundings and starts to travel to another dimension. By closing one eye, the round hole in the middle of the boxes used in Kan Yama Kan acts as a tunnel in time – Destination is Palestine. The multidimensional box offers the viewer to look deep into its three dimensional space where photos line up one next to the other. In their collective, they tell the story of a nation and a land.

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Box-1-Kan-Yama-Kan-strip-from-Hani-Zurob-Box

Box 1 – The Day the Birds Migrated

 

Painted by Rafat As’ad

Photo story by Steve Sabella

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Box-2-Kan-Yama-Kan-strip-Rafat-Asad

Box 2 – Beyond the Sea of Gaza

 

Painted by Hani Zurob

Photo story by Steve Sabella

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Box-3-Kan-Yama-Kan-strip-Inass-Hamad

Box 3 – Bridal Dance

 

Painted by Inass Hamad

Photo story by Steve Sabella

 

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Box-4-Kan-Yama-Kan-strip-Monther-Jawabreh

Box 4 – The Evidence

 

Painted by Monther Jawabreh

Photo story by Steve Sabella

 

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Box-5-Kan-Yama-Kan-strip-Bashar-AlHroob

Box 5 – The Land

 

Painted by Bashar AlHroob

Photo story by Steve Sabella

 

2005

Installation of 5 custom made wood boxes, painted by 5 Palestinian artists,each with a photo story inside.
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