Street artist Pejac has flown to the middle east and has been leaving his mark in Al-Hussein, a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. Originally established back in 1948 as a result of the Arab-Israeli war, the camp provided shelter to the refugees who fled or were expelled during the Palestinian exodus. Almost 70 year since its opening, it is one of 10 such camps in Jordan, a country that is currently home to over 2 million Palestinian refugees.
Pejac scrapped away the layers of paint, already eroding from the buildings, and produced four interventions: Throne, Kite, Migration and Palestine.
”With these four small interventions I am trying to tell a minimalistic story about the Palestinian refugees in Al-Hussein. By removing small areas of the “skin” of the houses I want to transform the paint chipping, produced by the passage of time, into evocative landscapes and transmit the pride of its inhabitants through the walls.” Pejac
‘Throne’ intervention is of a man sitting in his chair amongst the rubble.
‘Kite’ sees a boy playing with a kite in the shape of a house uplifted with its roots still attached.
‘Migration’ reminding the camp the move they made with their few belongings.
‘Palestine’ showing the Palestinian loss of land to Israeli land from 1947 to present.
This project was made with the support of the Spanish Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
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