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.

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

The Day the Birds Migrated

 

Painted by Rafat As’ad

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

Beyond the Sea of Gaza

 

Painted by Hani Zurob

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

Bridal Dance

 

Painted by Inass Hamad

 

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

The Evidence

 

Painted by Monther Jawabreh

 

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

The Land

 

Painted by Bashar AlHroob

 

2005

 

Installation of 5 custom made wood boxes

painted by 5 Palestinian artists

each with a photo story inside

Sizes vary

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