Samira Badran | Siege
Palestinian visual artist and animation film director based in Barcelona. Her works focused on palestina under occupation and collective memory.
Samira Badran, arab visual artist, palestinian visual artist, arab women artist, arab animation, arab short film director, palestinian painter, film making, drawing, etching, middle east contemporary art, contemporary arab women artist, female Arab artists, art of the Palestinian diaspora, Palestinian artists in Europe, arab women artists now, artists of MENA region, collective memory art, animation film director, arab contemporary art books, exhibition catalogues, painting books, palestinian art publications.
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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.