Performing Palestine

In 2016 and 2017 Alex was resident at the Al’Mamal Gallery in the old city of Jerusalem undertaking research around performance and live art in Palestine. During his time there he travelled extensively in the region, meeting and developing a series of conversations with local artists.

The project was supported by Arts Council England and the British Council as part of the Artists International Development Fund.

Dangerous Border Crossings

He also presented a screening programme - Dangerous Border Crossingsas part of the the Jerusalem Show VII at Qalandiya International 2016 in collaboration with Al-Ma’mal Gallery, Jerusalem.

The screening programme explored how live art disrupts borders, from the cultural to the geo-political. This screening programme featured material from the LADA collection as well as other short films and videos curated by Alex. The programme looked at how key artists have explored the often complex and dangerous zone of the border. The title of the event came from Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s book Dangerous Border Crossers (2000).


  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra, Border Interrogations (2004), 3 minutes
  • Stacy Makishi, You Are Here... But Where Am I? (2002), 11 minutes
  • Rocio Boliver/La Conjelada De Uva, To the Rhythm of the Swing (2012), 6 mins
  • Javier Tellez, One Flew over the void (Bala perdida) (2005), 1 minute
  • Francys Alys, in collaboration with Philippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones, and Julien Devaux, The Green Line, (2004), 17 minutes
  • Sarah Beddington, The Logic of the Birds (2015), 17 mins
  • Dictaphone Group, Nothing To Declare (2013), 3 mins
  • Jeremy Hutchinson, Oslo (2010) and Road to Jerusalem (2010), 10 mins
  • John Smith, Dirty Pictures (2007), 14 mins

This project was made possible due to the support from the Artists International Development Fund Award (Arts Council England/British Council) and generous support from Al-Ma’mal.


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