‘Everywhere’ fisherman’s box
صندوق صيّاد السمك "من كلّ مكان"

Wooden box with a special lid of the number plate of a Gazan boat

Crossing the five-mile limit out in the sea off Gaza is like a dream for the Gaza fishermen. Because of the Israeli siege, Gaza’s fishing boats are always susceptible to fire or sequestration if they leave the “restricted” area. Every boat must have an identifying number plate, and behind each of these numbers there is a personal story which unveils the restrictions over being a fisherman in this time, in this place.

The ‘Everywhere’ fisherman’s box is symbolic of breaking the siege, by allowing the boats to flow, through their identity numbers, away from the restricted area so they can be ‘everywhere’.

  • Majdal Nateel (PS)

    Majdal is an artist based in Gaza. She gained her BA degree in Fine Arts from Al-Aqsa University. Since 2009, she has participated in several group exhibitions, such as the “Qurban” exhibition at the Women Media Information Center and “Canaanite” exhibitions at the French Cultural Center in Gaza. She has also participated in a number of auctions; the annual Jerusalem auction in 2009 and ‘Colors of Hope’ in 2010 and 2011. Her work has been exhibited in a number of collective international exhibitions: she presented “40 Days of My Life” in Germany, and has contributed to exhibitions in Jordan, Belgium and Italy. She has had two solo exhibitions, “Salt of Memory” in 2012 and “The Effect of Light and Glass” in 2014 in Gaza.

  • 2015

    Wood, metal plate

    42 x 12 x 7 cm