‘Peat show’ is a multimedia video performance piece. It incorporates a handmade structure, historically known as the “Box of the World”. Sarraj remembers it, from her Palestinian upbringing, as a primitive form of visual storytelling.
The box consists of three front-facing panels, each with a
personal viewpoint, from which the viewer can peer into a miniature theatre-like
domain, spying abstract, moving, panoramic paintings.
The pigment used in composing the artwork has been extracted from peat. It is essentially ground up turf. Turf is a readily available, yet highly exploited
nonrenewable source of fuel in Ireland.
The use of turf pigment within the handmade box represents a dual relationship
between nature and technology, time and space, history and tradition. The
intimate form of the vessel reflects what can be kept, seen or unseen from a
personal collective memory.
The piece questions, is it possible to view something in the absence of screen-
based media anymore?
Last year the experts at Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery did an x-ray test on Malevisch’s Black Square. The tests proved that there was another layer behind the black paint. This back layer was of a cubo-futurist style painting. This work is an attempt at revealing that there is in fact an image behind the image of destruction.
101 The last exhibition, Gothe Institut, Ramallah, Palestine 2016
The exhibition is curated by L.K and the Committee. The exhibition is unfunded. The exhibition is the result of collaborative labor of the students/artists and the curator/tutor. The exhibition will last only for one evening (the opening)
A short documentary of Tommy Doran singing in his own car filmed in 2019