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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractI am an artist whose work explores the themes of statehood, borders, mobility, violence, aesthetics, and, most importantly, militarism. Understanding my personal background and the history of my country helps to understand from where my practice originates. I was born in the West Bank city of Jenin, and have lived my life under oppressive circumstances in the military occupied Palestinian Territories. I am a trained soldier and it is this experience which gave me the opportunity to understand the military from inside. I have created immersive art projects involving the interaction of the audience and using the traditional tools of warfare – blood, guns, and mass communication – channeling art as a tool to shift public consciousness.
Degree ProgramGraduate College