Whithin These Walls


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Friday, 8 October 2004 - Sunday, 31 October 2004

8th - 31st October 2004

Photographs from Palestine by Carol Archer
Curated by Neil Taylor and Harriet Murray

Within These Walls creates an extraordinary document and testimony to the people in Palestine who are struggling to live their daily lives. During the preparation of this installation many issues were raised about the display of such material and how to create a dialogue that springs directly from the material shown, but by  challenging our assumptions we can question if the reason it may be problematic is because it forces us to look in the mirror and ask if we may be part of the problem.

Carol Archer has visited Palestine and Israel three times and has just returned from five months study at a university in the West Bank. While there she witnessed the construction of the Apartheid Wall / Security Fence and the effects of the Israeli Occupation on the everyday life of the people living there. Within These Walls presents some of the hundreds of photographs Carol returned with.

The exhibition will be accompanied by two film screenings

Wednesday 13th October at 7pm.  

Carol Archer will give a short introduction followed by:
A Caged Birds Song: a film by Birzeit University as part of The Right to Education Campaign.

Wednesday 20th October at 7pm.

Ewa Jafiewicz who has lived in Jenin will give a talk followed by a screening of
Jenin: a film by Mohammad Bakri 2002