The Green Line

Jerusalem, Israel, 2004; 17:41 min

In collaboration with Philippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones, and Julien Devaux

Sometimes doing something poetic can become political and sometimes doing something political can become poetic

In the summer of 1995 I performed a walk with a leaking can of blue paint in the city of São Paulo. The walk was then read as a poetic gesture of sorts. In June 2004, I re-enacted that same performance with a leaking can of green paint by tracing a line following the portion of the ‘Green Line’ that runs through the municipality of Jerusalem. 58 liters of green paint were used to trace 24 km. Shortly after, a filmed documentation of the walk was presented to a number of people whom I invited to react spontaneously to the action and the circumstances within which it was performed.

Click on name to see the video and the interview

Rima Hamami
Jerusalem – Anthropologist 

Albert Agazarian
Jerusalem – Historian

Yael Dayan
Tel Aviv – Member of Knesset

Jean Fisher
London – Art Historian

Ruben Aberjil
Jerusalem – Activist

Amira Hass
Ramallah – Journalist

Nazmi Jobeh
Jerusalem – Architect

Eyal Sivan
Tel Aviv and Paris – Filmmaker

Yael Lerer
Tel Aviv – Publisher

Eyal Weizman
Tel Aviv and London – Architect

Michel Warschawski
Jerusalem – Activist


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