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Liminal Spaces / Artists without Walls

When Israel began building its barrier between the West Bank and Israel at the end of 2003, artists from both sides of the divide decided to mount a spectacular event: on April 1, 2004, in Abu Dis, they projected recordings made by video cameras on both sides of the barrier so that it became virtually penetrable. “But already on April 2 it was quite clear to us that this was no way to oppose the wall,” says Eyal Danon, curator and now director of the Israeli Center for Digital Art. A reaction to this situation was the “Liminal Spaces” project, originally planned for nine months, which was a collaboration between the Israeli Center for Digital Art, the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art (PACA), and the University of Arts Berlin.