We had build an installation covered with Palestinian newspapers on which a selection of our products was displayed, with their stories on golden labels attached. They were objects for everyday use, from silk scarves to T-shirts, from earrings to eye masks, but also honey, spices and olive soap. The products embodied — often in a poetic and unusual way —the characteristics of Palestinian life today, and enable the visitor to look at this reality from another angle. All proceeds from the sales was used for further development and production of new designs.
On the walls were small screens showing video’s of the making processes and putting a light on the artisans. In the space itself one wasn’t sure if the sound you heard was from outside or from a busy market in Ramallah (where we actually recorded the sound piece). During several events we invited the audience for further conversations on Palestine, crafts and politics.