Sculptural installation of five wooden boxes including photo stories by Steve Sabella. Five artists from Palestine—Rafat As’ad, Hani Zurob, Inass Hamad, Monther Jawabreh and Bashar AlHroob—were commissioned to paint the boxes. Each box tells a fundamental story from the artists’ homeland.
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.
The Day the Birds Migrated
Painted by Rafat As’ad
Beyond the Sea of Gaza
Painted by Hani Zurob
Painted by Inass Hamad
Painted by Monther Jawabreh
Painted by Bashar AlHroob
Installation of 5 custom made wood boxes
painted by 5 Palestinian artists
each with a photo story inside