Wild Plants of Palestine

© Wild Plants of Palestine (Alaa Abu Asad, 2018)

Wild Plants of Palestine

Alaa Abu Asad is an artist and researcher whose work centers around the intersecting values of (re)presentation, translation, and understanding. Language and plants are the main themes in his writings, films, and installations. 

In Wild Plants of Palestine, Asad questions the territorial extension of what is meant by “Palestinian”, while documenting the flora and topographical features of the (postcolonial) landscape in the West Bank—ultimately addressing photography as a practice but also as a tool of both distributing and restricting information.

The short film precedes Jumana Manna’s Foragers.

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