2013 ArtPrize Entry
Time-based, Urban Space Short List

FACING AL AQABA is a multimedia installation that will use photography, video, audio and audience interaction. The space we would prefer is one where we can mount a series of large photographic portraits of the men, women and children of the village of Al Aqaba, Palestine (approximately 30), printed on fabric, life-size, that will lead to a digital theater space. For the images, the ideal scenario will be to hang them from a ceiling grid in order to give viewers the opportunity to walk amongst and around the images. These portraits would lead to a digital theater contained within the installation where we would run on a continuous basis (during official show hours) a multimedia presentation. This production will involve a series of questions & scenarios, on video, posed to the audience by many of the people they saw in the hanging portraits. Based on the audience reactions, alternative responses will be presented on parallel screens.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
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  • Medium: Photography, Video, Audio
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  • Year created: 2013
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Venue & Connection Information

FACING AL AQABA will provide all materials and hardware for the project including hardware for mounting the images, (based on the final venue agreed upon). Because of the size and complexity of the installation we are concurrently pursuing outdoor spaces where we could erect a self-contained dome environment to contain the installation.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: Yes
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: Yes
  • Audio/Video needed: Yes
  • Electrical needed: Yes

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