Steve Sabella on France 24 News – Interview with Liana Saleh



September 12, 2017
Featuring The Patrons Call



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13.01 mins

Artist Steve Sabella On The Liberation of The Self 


The Electronic Intifada


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3:44 m

June 2017

Steve Sabella Art Paris Art Fair 

Global Fashion Channel 


April 2018

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interview appears on minute 4:20

6:00 m

Liberation of the Imagination Through the Liberation of the Self

France 24 News – Introduction by Liana Saleh


September 12, 2017
Featuring The Patrons Call

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4.13 mins


Occupation is Like Rape – It Cannot be Justified

Deutsche Welle – Guest & Story

November 23, 2015
Interview by Samah Altaweel


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26.06 mins

Arabic with English subtitles

In The Darkroom With Steve Sabella

Directed by Nadia Johanne Kabalan


October, 2014

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15.50 mins


The interview-based short film explores the creation process of recent works by the Jerusalem-born artist Steve Sabella. Having witnessed the construction of the Separation Wall in Palestine, Steve shares his views on the entanglements between art and politics that influence his work, which is characterised by fluidity, ongoing renewal and conversion. While the series Metamorphosis (2012) reveals the artist’s transformation after an internal and external conflict rooted in his experience of occupation, 38 Days of Re-collection (2013-2014) documents the excavation of a forgotten and re-imagined history of Jerusalem. By exploring a fragmented material history and reality, Steve seeks a visual language of his own that transcends restrictions and challenges borders. The film accompanies the artist in the darkroom, the space that brings images and imagination to life.

“When you are in the darkroom, you don’t speak with anyone. The only thing you speak with is … art.”

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Past Screenings:


Boston Palestine Film Festival, Boston, USA – October 24, 2015


The Eltiqa Group for Contemporary Art Gaza, Palestine, in collaboration with Windows on Gaza for Contemporary Art – April 11, 2015


The Arab Culture Association Haifa, Palestine – April 9, 2015


The French-German Cultural Center Ramallah, Palestine, in collaboration with the A.M. Qattan Foundation – April 8, 2015


Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture Bethlehem, Palestine – April 7, 2015 


The Institut Français Jérusalem, Jerusalem, Palestine, in collaboration with The Educational Bookshop and Palestinian Art Court-Al Hoash – April 4, 2015


Berlin Independent Film Festival, Berlin, Germany – February 10, 2015 


Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival Doha, Qatar, Oct 23 – 26, 2014


Independence at Meem Gallery, Dubai, UAE – daily from October 28 – December 6, 2014


Archaeology of the Future at The International Center of Photography Scavi Scaligeri, Verona, Italy – daily from October 8 – November 16, 2014


The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK – October 16, 2014

Fragments from our Beautiful Future Exhibtion Video


13 August, 2017
As part of the Fragments from our Beautiful Future exhibition
At The Bumiller Collection, Berlin, Germany
Conceived by A. S. Bruckstein House of Taswir


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4.21 mins

Fragments from our Beautiful Future – Exhibition teaser


May 19, 2017

By Manu Bruckstein


As part of the Fragments from our Beautiful Future exhibition
At The Bumiller Collection, Berlin, Germany
Conceived by A. S. Bruckstein House of Taswir


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2.03 mins

Archaeology of the Future – Exhibition teaser


October 8, 2014
By Box Art Gallery


As part of the Archaeology of the Future solo exhibition
At Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri Verona in collaboration with Berloni Gallery, London and Box Art, Verona
Curated by Karin Adrian Von Roques


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2.39 mins



October 18, 2016
At the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Berlin

Including reading, discussion with Alya Sebti, director of ifa-Galerie Berlin, moderated by Dr. Almút Sh. Bruckstein, founder of Taswir Projects, Q&A and signing, in cooperation between ICI Berlin, Steve Sabella, ifa-Galerie and Taswir Projects

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ICI’s feature 

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1:29.21 mins



November 21, 2016
At the University of London, SOAS

Including a reading, discussion with Dr. Siba Aldabbagh and Professor Wen-Chin Ouyang, Q&A and signing, sponsored by the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS), the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East (NME), and the Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

SOAS’ feature

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1:10.14 mins

TedX – Dare to Question My Name or
Where I Come From

September, 2012

TEDx Marrackesh

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23.09 mins

Berlin Wall: Commemoration and Caution

November 2014
Host: Martine Dennis
Interview with Irwin Collier, Karin Lukas & Steve Sabella

long version 24.59 mins
short version 8.46 mins


Steve Sabella for FotoFest 2014



February 2014
Part of the 2014 FotoFest Biennial



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3.22 mins


Sketches of Sabella

November 2014
Edited by Davide Papetti
for the International Center of Photography
Scavi Scaligeri

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3.36 mins


Arts InSIght – Who Is Steve Sabella?

October 2014
Directed by Ernie Manouse
as part of the 2014 FotoFest Biennial
Featured on PBS’ Artworks

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3.53 mins



Feature on In Exile artwork  (2008)

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5:00 m


Feature on Euphoria & Beyond Euphoria artworks  (2010//2011)

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4:55 m


Feature on Exit artwork (2007)

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2:38 m

Kan Yama Kan

Prodcued by Eyes Infinite Productions 


July 2007

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Jerusalem in Exile

Produced by Eyes Infinite Productions 

July 2007

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TV Documentary



In Jerusalem 

Arabic with Hebrew subtitles


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Diary of an Art Competition Under Curfew


15:47 m

View artwork selected as winner of the Qattan Foundation Young Artist Award Identity

TV Documentary




View featured artwork ‘Search’