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Schindler Simulacra
Schindler Simulacra
Installation, 25 x 15 feet
Wall clad with two tons of steel; digitally manipulated film stills from Schindler’s List; custom built tunnel with sloped ceiling; video combining footage from the film Schindler’s List and documentary film
2003

Detail, digitally altered image of a Palestinian boy being arrested by israeli soldiers.

This project sought to disrupt a particular, prevalent telling of historical events — evident in cultural projects such as Schindler's List but also, in Holocaust memorial institutions such as Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum — that present the end of the Holocaust and the creation of the state of Israel in a narrative of liberation and redemption, and one that ignores the impact of these events on Palestinians.