The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

Immaterial

Raeda Saadeh

Saadeh produced the installation Immaterial as part of her 2003 residency, concentrating on the significance of memory as represented through imagery of youth. Saadeh installed a children’s playground in Anadiel. The gallery was filled with sculptures depicting children engaged in typical outdoor childhood games - skipping, hanging in midair on a swing, and playing in sand. The sculptures of children were constructed of wire and dressed in children’s clothing. In order to communicate her reflection on the impossibility of totally recollecting dreams and their characters, Saadeh made the children incomplete in their physical form. She draws her concern from the lived realities of children that grow up in the streets who, like characters in dreams, are anonymous. They are present and visible, but are often of little note because they are considered important. This disregard then makes them immaterial.

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Born in Um Al-Fahem, Palestine in 1977, Saadeh now lives and works in Jerusalem. She studied Fine Art at Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem.