April 2020

#4 Transmitting

Mit Heissam El Wardani u. a.

© Ibrahim Hannoon

© Ibrahim Hannoon

Due to the 12-year blockade of the Gaza strip and the impact on its two million residents, the people of Gaza have been relying heavily on transmitting to achieve what they are unable to achieve by any other physical means. For them, transmitting is no longer a telecommunication term used to describe the essence of a communication process. Instead, it has become a powerful tool for resisting. Resisting the vicious reality, primarily caused by the ongoing siege. Resisting the common stereotypes related to Gaza, such as generally being portrayed as a place of continual bombardment and a very low, almost non-existent, standard of living. Edition #4 of the New Alphabet School aspires to explore and exploit transmitting as a means of communicating employing all the current technological developments, ones that enable new, unprecedented spaces of interaction in order to shed light on the cultural, artistic, creative aspect of life in Gaza.

In cooperation with 28 magazine and Goethe-Institut Ramallah