THE PIECE OF ART
title : Sbara | artist : Larissa Sansour | date : 2008 | Place : Jerusalem
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
In her art, Sansour uses video, photography, book form and web pages, as well as installation art. She includes references to various elements from popular culture such as spaghetti westerns, horror films and superheroes. She also makes use of science fiction as a vehicle for providing an alternative perspective on current social issues
Her practice is underscored by the urgency of Palestine’s political problems. She typically deploys dry wit and pop culture references in her work as a means of cutting through cultural divides and connecting the international community with the universal relevance of this situation. Allusions to comic strips, sit coms and Hollywood films feature heavily throughout Sansour’s previous works, however this exhibition focuses specifically on her more recent exploration into the genre of sci-fi.