The series of intervection on photographs are based on images taken at Qalandia checkpoint and areas in Ramallah with the now too familiar sight of discarded broken car parts, furniture, sections of demolished concrete barriers and other debris. This on-going series records the changes taking place at the Qalandia Crossing reflected in the traces left by those crossing the barrier, this theme is explored literally in the piece Green Line with images of foot prints transformed with time. These vociferous images in these art works force the viewer to probe further into this discrodant collage of chaotic scenes searching for the culpable object/subject responsible for this turnoil that moves like a tsunami from one work to the other resulting in an epidemic chaos.
Text by Salwa Mikdadi, curator of the exhibition “Badrans, a Century of Tradition and Innovation” 2007. Al-Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem.