Larissa Sansour - Nation Estate


With a glossy mixture of computer-generated imagery, live actors and arabesque electronica, Nation Estate explores a vertical solution to Palestinian statehood. In Sansour's film, one colossal, slickly sci-fi skyscraper houses the entire Palestinian population, with each city on its own floor.


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Larissa Sansour

Larissa Sansour
Artist (Palestine/UK)

Intercity trips previously marred by checkpoints are now made by elevators which become platforms for communication. Elevator advertisements take on a life of their own, drawing attention to core issues of life under occupation. The ‘future problems’ they address are reminiscent of those standing in the way of any progress today – suggesting that no negotiated solution will work without resolving these central issues.

Single-channel HD video with sound, 9 mins