Emily Jacir will speak about her community-activated, land-based work around experimental collective learning in the Mediterranean. The artist uses a wide range of media and methodologies to investigate personal and collective movement through geography and time, raising questions around visibility and invisibility, proximity and distance, hospitality and exclusion. She will address the multi-faceted project, Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research, which is devoted to educational, cultural, and agricultural exchanges and productions in Bethlehem and beyond.
Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir fosters cross-cultural and intergenerational exchanges and interdisciplinary experimental learning. It is the only artist-led space in the Southern West Bank that provides arts education and residency programs for both Palestinians and internationals, operating across visual arts, sound, cinema, performance, dance, literature, and agriculture. A women-led space that centers the needs of artists, through relations and values of care, hospitality, and solidarity. In the session, among other issues, she will discuss their most recent project Revolutionary Letter #7 (after Diane Di Prima’s 1971 poem) dedicated to questions, conversations, recipes, songs, dances, gatherings, performances, plantings, and workshops.
This event is presented as part of Song for Many Movements, an ephemeral experiment in which the ground floor of MACBA becomes a stage for encounters, conversations and shared listening. Curated by María Berríos and Sabel Gavaldon.