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Shuruq Harb

SHURUQ HARB, The Jump, 2020, stills from video: 10 min. Courtesy the artist.

“Humans have a way of ascribing meaning to the landscapes they see,” a computerized voice says, after reminding us that the images halfway into Shuruq Harb’s ten-minute film The Jump (2020) are of the Dead Sea. The words resonate in two ways throughout the work, where emotional states and political narratives are intertwined and projected onto the earth. The Jump opens with shots of craggy ravines, and as the narrator speaks of

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