This edition of glass straws illustrates the daily struggle of Palestinians when travelling between different locations in the West Bank or into 1948 lands*.
The hand-blown glass straws visualise the various ways of going from ‘Jerusalem to Ramallah’ or ‘Ramallah to Bethlehem’. The restricted and delayed mobility caused by the Israeli checkpoints is materialised and transformed into another kind of physical experience, with the shape of the glass straws echoing the routes on the map.
*1948 lands stands for the lands occupied by the Zionist regime in 1948; commonly referred to as Israel, these lands today are under its control.
0,8 x Ø 38 cm, 16 g