Saba Innab: No-sheep's land

Saba Innab: No-sheep's land
Library Shelf Location 18.INNA
Publication Date 2012

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Saba Innab - No- Sheep's Land

As I cross repeatedly hectares of empty lands from Amman to Nahr el Bared* Refugee Camp, ideas and questions around the meaning of land come to my mind. Four check points or more stretched along the extended No man's land- with an occasional appearance of scattered sheep in the horizon, free and mobile sheep- remind me a lot of the empty bulldozed land of Nahr el Bared; a land without sheep! An extended nothingness and a surreal coast... The temporary permanents, the vertical horizons; paradoxical dialogue and comparisons accompany me constantly as I cross borders and move within the cities. Scenes are created in an inner monologue that is constantly fed by the everyday life of crossing/ transition/ building/ rebuilding, and gradually transforms into radical or may be utopian possibilities superimposed on real/ imagined lands, questioning: How do you build without a land?!

* Nahr el Bared camp is a Palestinian refugee camp placed in North of Lebanon, it was completely demolished after an armed conflict between the Lebanese army and an Islamic fundamentalist group in 2007. This is part of a body of work that I developed in parallel to my work as an architect with the reconstruction team of the camp.

Born in 1980, artist and architect Saba Innab graduated with a BA in Architecture in 2004. Innab reflects her interests in urbanism and the production of space through her artistic practice, which is heavily influenced by her work in Architecture. Since 2009, she has been collaborating with a team of architects, on the reconstruction of Naher El Bared camp in Lebanon. Innab has taken part in a number of regional and international exhibitions including the Rotterdam Biennale for Architecture (2009) and more recently, a solo show at Agial Gallery, Beirut (2011). Innab is a participant in the inaugural 2011-12 edition of the Home Workspace Program in Beirut. She has been awarded several grants and residencies including a production grant by the Arab Fund for Art and Culture AFAC (2009) for her project On-longing, which traces the shift of centres and analyses the multilayered contradictions within the city of Amman. Both projects, On-longing and No- Sheep's Land will be exhibited at Darat al Funun.

Quantity 1
Pages 66 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 15 x 21 cm.
Format Paperback
Publisher Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
Related Artist Saba Innab
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Drawing
Languages English, Arabic

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