Dood en leven

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 19.10.2015:

Toine van Teeffelen



Vorige week dinsdag kreeg Mary’s zus Janet plotseling een zware hartaanval en overleed onmiddellijk daarna. Janet, 69 jaar, was een ongelooflijk warme persoonlijkheid, deed een groot deel van ons huishouden en was als een tweede moeder voor de kinderen. Van jongsafaan heeft Mary met haar samengeleefd, net als met haar moeder die ee(...)

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Bedekt door sneeuw

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 10.01.2015:

January 10, 2015

Toine van Teeffelen

De electriciteit doet het niet vanwege het weer. Mary en ik lopen naar het electriciteitsgebouw want de telefoon wordt niet opgenomen. Er blijkt een probleem in het Middle East building, een honderd meter van ons vandaan. De eigenaar is in het buitenland en de zoon die in het bezit is van de sleutel is ook elders. “Moet dat drie uur duren, h(...)

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Covered by snow

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 10.01.2015:

Jan 10, 2015

Toine van Teeffelen

The electricity does not work because of the heavy weather. Mary and I make a refreshing walk to the electricity company since our telephone calls are left unanswered. There is an electricity cut in the Middle East Building, hundred meters from our house. The owner is abroad and the son who is in the possession of the keys absent. “Does it take t(...)

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Palestinian Video Art

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.01.2010:

By Samar Martha

There are many topics that come to mind when writing about Palestinian video art, such as the emergence of the medium and its relation to the international video art movement; the political, social, and economic factors that influenced its development and content; the art movements that have influenced Palestinian video art production, such as pop art, body art, Arte Po(...)

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Palestinian artist Emily Jacir awarded top prize

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 20.12.2008:

Maymanah Farhat, The Electronic Intifada, 15 December 2008

From: Electronic Intifada


On 13 November Palestinian conceptual artist Emily Jacir was awarded the prestigious Biennial Hugo Boss Prize. Established in 1996 in conjunction with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to "recognize significant achievement in contempo(...)

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Fawzy Jiries Nastas, sculpturer

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 16.11.2008:

After more than forty years of working and sculpturing, Fawzy Jiries Nastas is an experienced artist whose works can be found throughout the world.

Nastas was born in Bethlehem on 1 July 1948, and inherited his artistic talent from his father and grandfathers who were also famous sculptors and stone carvers. The grandfather of his father, Mr. Ibrahim Nastas, is the artist who designed (...)

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Dreams of a Nation On Palestinian Cinema

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 24.01.2008:

Edited, with an introduction by Hamid Dabashi

Preface by Edward Said

Verso Books, USA, September 2006, 213 pages, $24.95

Over the last quarter-century, Palestinian cinema has emerged as a major artistic force on the global scene. Deeply rooted in the historic struggles for national self-determination, this cinema is the single most important artistic expression of a much-(...)

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Emily Jacir, filmmaker

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 13.01.2008:

Emily Jacir’s Material for a Film: Ongoing homage and artistic revenge for Wa’el Zuaiter

By Najwan Darwish

For the first time in its history, the Venetian Golden Lion Award has been granted to a Palestinian artist. Emily Jacir, who is not yet forty years old, believes that the award is not merely an international prize awarded to her in appreciation of artistic excellence. For h(...)

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Letter from the editing room Paris, December 2007

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 12.01.2008:

By Annemarie Jacir

It has been more than five months since I have been away from Palestine. The Israelis are still denying me re-entry. I miss Ramallah. I miss the colour of the light and the sound of the night. I miss the people. I miss my friends and my family.

Every day I sit in the editing room, working on the images of my last film, Salt of This Sea. Paris is … far from Ram(...)

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