THE GREEN LINE
EPFC | September 18th, 2015
MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
Guest Curator: Ian Alan Paul
This Month’s Theme: “Global Borders, Global Migrations”
Today, we’ll be looking at “The Green Line: Sometimes doing something poetic can become political and sometimes doing something political can become poetic.” by the artist Francis Alÿs.
The work, existing somewhere between video art and performance, defamiliarizes and makes-strange the border between Palestine and Israel through Alÿs’ meandering (and dripping) walk through the interstitial territory. Traversing history, randomness, play, movement, and gesture, we are left wondering: What poetics and politics are at work here, and what differential potentials open up in the space between the two?