Made in Palestine
May 3 through October 23, 2003.

I am from There

I come from there and remember,
I was born like everyone is borne, I have a mother
and a house with many windows,
I have brothers, friends and a prison.
I have a wave that sea-gulls snatched away.
I have a view of my own and an extra blade of grass.
I have a moon past the peak of words.
I have the godsent food of birds and olive tree beyond the ken of time.
I have traversed the land before swords turned bodies into banquets.
I come from there. I return the sky to its mother when for its mother the
sky cries, and I weep for a returning cloud to know me.
I have learned the words of blood-stained courts in order to break the rules.
I have learned and dismantled all the words to construct a single one:

Mahmoud Darwish

The Deluge and the Tree

When the hurricane swirled and spread its deluge of dark evil
onto the good green land
'they' gloated. The western skies
reverberated with joyous accounts:
"The Tree has fallen !
The great trunk is smashed! The hurricane leaves no life in the Tree!"
Had the Tree really fallen?
Never! Not with our red streams flowing forever,
not while the wine of our thorn limbs
fed the thirsty roots,
Arab roots alive
tunneling deep, deep, into the land!
When the Tree rises up, the branches
shall flourish green and fresh in the sun
the laughter of the Tree shall leaf
beneath the sun
and birds shall return
Undoubtedly, the birds shall return.
The birds shall return

Fadwa Tuqan

Nathalie Handal

Preface... Gabriel Delgado, James Harithas, Tex Kerschen
Introduction, James Harithas, Director, Station
A Land Without a People...Tarif Abboushi
Allan Antliff
Palestinian Artists Working Under Siege... Salwa Mikdadi-Nashashibi
Ileana Marcoulesco
The Stuff of Nightmares... Santiago Nasar
Made In Palestine... Tex Kerschen

Zuhdi Al-Adawi
Tyseer Barakat
Rana Bishara
Rajie Cook
Mervat Essa
Ashraf Fawakhry
Samia Halaby
John Halaka
Rula Halawani
Mustafa Al Hallaj
Jawad Ibrahim
Noel Jabbour
Emily Jacir
Suleiman Mansour
Abdul Hay Mussalam
Abdel Rahmen Al Muzayen
Muhammad Rakouie
Mohammad Abu Sall
Nida Sinnokrot
Vera Tamari
Mary Tuma
Adnan Yahya
Hani Zurob

Nathalie Handal
Mahmoud Darwish
Fadwa Tuqwan