Fifteen personal handmade books, all tell the life stories of bereaved Palestinian and Israeli women
The exhibition was part of the “Neighbors – Women Creating Reconciliation” event at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque, in 2013
Life before and with bereavement is expressed in fifteen personal, handmade books, depicting the lives of bereaved Palestinian and Israeli women. The project looks both at the personal aspect and shared emotions, through a variety of artistic means and through moving delicate texts the participants used to tell their life stories and share their feelings, to ultimately enable understanding and dialogue. Artist Dvora Morag accompanied the project, while during the three months of work, each participant created a booklet depicting her personal memories of the past and present, in a personal retrospective.
From the exhibition:
Ora Laufer Mintz: “In the eulogy for my son Raz, who was killed in 2001, I asked: ‘What does a mother say over her son’s grave?’ Fathers recite the Kadish, but the mother – what does she say?’
I concluded the eulogy with the statement that if we do not learn how to speak to each other, there will be more mothers who will not know what to say over their sons’ grave.”
Bushra Awad: “Where do you buy distance? Perhaps I could buy the shortest distance to you.” It’s a quote from this poem about my son, Mahmoud, the greatest loss of my life.”
The exhibition was part of the “Neighbors – Women Creating Reconciliation” event at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque, in 2013.