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Jack Persekian: nablus soap

July 28, 2010 8:00 pm

The ephemeral or perishable nature of soap alluded most precisely to the unsustainability of the arrangements for the control over the west bank and Gaza as delineated in the Oslo agreement maps. Mona Hatoum’s choice of this medium enabled me over a decade (1994 – 2004) to reflect on the failed peace promises, the separation wall and the volatile, shifting, and disintegrating country.