- Part of...Science Fiction: New Death
- Gallery 1
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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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