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Watermelons under the Bed

Guez's camera dwells on Jacob Monayer in intimate settings with watermelons and sabra cacti. Intermingled with these quotidian moments, Jacob’s son, Samih, recalls his parents’ process of adjusting to life in Israel after 1948 and the choices they made for their children. The watermelon and the sabra cactus carry symbolic significance linking identity and place within both Palestinian and Israeli cultures.

Two-channel video instllation, 8:00, 2010.