The Prayer

A wall collapses, another one is built somewhere else, and you’re here to attempt the impossible. Will the wall that separates Jerusalem from Palestine withstand your attacks? You hesitate between smashing your head against the wall and praying. Just as orthodox Jews pray in front of the Western Wall a few miles from here, you hold your passport in your hands and sway back and forth muttering incantations… but the watchtowers have eyes and they’re on the lookout…
 

Vidéo, 2007
Silent color film, 38 seconds
Image : Damian Malinowski
Performance in front of the East Jerusalem security wall (Bethlehem Checkpoint), interrupted by the Israeli army…