Shuhada Street, the central street of H2 Zone, is now “sterilized” according to the terminology used by the Israeli army, that is to say, emptied of its Palestinian inhabitants for “security reasons”. Today it is a ghost street, where destinies and narratives intersect, juxtaposes, observes and clashes in a dramatic and absurd microcosm.
Ruth Rosenthal and Xavier Klaine, from Winter Family, travelled to Hebron and collected 500 interviews each offering a different perspective of the conflict. Palestinians, settlers, soldiers, international activists told their particular story of Shuhada Street and shared their fears, hopes and despairs. In H2 – Hebron, Rosenthal, alone on stage, plays a tour guide in an exact replica of the H2 Zone. She is both the audiences’ guide and the city herself as she builds it up piece by piece, voicing the conflict from the perspectives of all protagonists and sharing the feeling of exhaustion generated by an unbearable but enduring occupation.
26. september kl. 16.00
Alongside this performance, we are organizing a seminar that through a few examples, will look at how art and artists investigate conflicts. How may their strategies challenge positions, perceptions and different ways of understanding?