Quiet Transfer > Still Life

Quiet Transfer explores the Arab-Israeli conflict through the Israeli policy of house demolition and settlement expansion in East Jerusalem. It consists of landscapes as well as still life images of fragments of Palestinian houses demolished between 2007-2009. Shot in the style of archaeological or museum artefacts, lit with inky blackness and high contrast, the still life images resonate with religious and political importance. Alongside these images sit larger landscapes of the Old City in Jerusalem, largely inspired by 19th century Orientalist paintings and photographs. The images are a combination of a research into the present and an attempt to understand how the colonial interest in the Middle East, and particularly the British involvement in Palestine, shaped a certain image of the city and its landscape.