Dima Hourani
Palestine | 2014 | 11 min | Doc-fiction
What if the Palestinian refugees had returned to their villages and towns, to their homes and fields? What if they had returned to Haifa, Jaffa, Al-Masmiyya and Acre, the artist wonders, as her black and white families walk across the city in a continuous forced journey that began 70 years ago. This reenactment playing with images imprinted in the Palestinian collective memory creates a space for intervention into the story, when what happened did not only happen in the past, but it is happening now.

Dima Hourani

Dima Hourani

Born in 1985 in Jordan, Dima Hourani gained her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah, in 2011, and her master’s degree in fine arts from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway. She further holds a diploma in graphic design and educational rehabilitation. Her artistic practice focuses on re-questioning and re-interpreting signs and symbols as well as stereotypes within a specific community. As a visual artist, she explores new spaces in the form of social interventions. By proposing alternative readings, she argues on behalf of cultural hybridization and the possibility of change.


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