In this installation, 35mm slide photographs are projected onto vacuum packed slices of Siniora chicken luncheon. The photos depict the 1970’s rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

A soundtrack features the band’s cover of the hymn Jerusalem. This was originally written as a poem – by William Blake. It describes a Second Coming, and the foundation of a New Jerusalem built on peace, tranquility and love.

Siniora chicken luncheon is an icon of 1970’s Palestine. For a generation, it is synonymous with Jerusalem, and the rose-colored slices of processed meat.

Listen here.

Commissioned by Al-Hoash Gallery (Jerusalem) for the exhibition “And Did Those Feet” in June 2012.

Companion to the exhibition
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