Strange Fruit
Jumana Emil Abboud

Sunday 1 July 2012 | Main building 7:00 PM

In "Strange Fruit", Jumana Emil Abboud invites the public to taste lemonade made from the juice of lemons smuggled from Galilee to Qalandiya via Jerusalem, as witnessed in her video Smuggling Lemons, currently on show at Darat al Funun. The artist wishes to eliminate all evidence of the lemons through this ceremonial act of collective ingestion. "the fruit is tart, it causes shivers down the spine. this is not a eucharist ritual but a negotiation. a disappearing act.”