We draw our hope on Berlin

Workshop at Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, September 01, 2007

For the sixth exhibition in Parcella, a German-Hungarian culture initiative, Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri will project the current struggle against the separation-wall being built in occupied Palestine onto the location of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum. Their project entails transferring signs from the existing wall in Palestine, and historical signs opposing the Berlin Wall onto this site which formerly divided the East and West. In so doing, they present the public with a provocative question: How should their experience of and opposition to the wall dividing East and West Berlin transfer to the divisions in Palestine?

In conjunction with their intervention on the park, the artists will organize a screening of videos related to their trips in Israel and occupied Palestine. They will also organize a one-day workshop which will attempt to contextualize the wall in Palestine and offer a space for public discussion. The final part of the workshop will invite participants to join the artists in drawing and placing different signs in the Skulpturenpark.