The unrecognized village of Al Araqib in the northern Negev desert of Israel has been demolished by the state - and rebuilt by its inhabitants - nearly 200 times over the past eleven years.
Together with a core group of villagers we created a 26 meter long embroidery, through which the villagers tell about their personal memories and dreams in their own images and words.

We conceived of the work as a 21st century mirror image to the Bayeux tapestry from 1077 AD. While that iconic work tells the story of a conquest through the kings, generals, and soldiers who did the conquering, the stories told in and through the Al Araqib tapestry are those of ordinary civilians and their nonviolent defiance of conquest.

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