In Reaching, I am reaching for Palestine, for Halhul, to be with my situ, in her backyard eating grapes with pita bread.
I recreated the vines in my situ’s yard into a pulley system with my own body using twine, o hooks and grapes. I lift my legs up, down, and side to side while maneuvering my body to lower the three grape bunches close enough to my mouth for me to take a bite. Within 35 minutes I had eaten every grape.
This piece was really important for me finding new ways to create while dealing with chronic pain in my right hand/arm. As I am still dealing with this pain I haven’t been able to create as much as I’d like to and I’ve been continuously trying to find other ways to create without pain.
Using Format