Saturday, April, 19th, 2014 2:00pm
Campus in Camps, Al Feneiq Center, (Dheisheh Refugee Camp)
White Oil is a documentary film by London based artist Judy Price. The film is part of her practice based PhD research that was accompanied by a written thesis that explores the geopolitical and spatial relations of the Occupied Palestine Territories by focusing on the quarries.
Poor in other raw materials, the white stone has become one of the major products to be exported from the region. The vast majority of the stone is exported to Israel where it is used for the construction of Israel and to build Israeli settlements in the West Bank. White Oil explores the emotional, metaphorical and physical consequences of the disappearance of land.
By means of this project, Judy Price investigates the role art can play in a making visible these aspects and the role it can play in rupturing and enabling new forms of representation and knowledge.
Dr Judy Price is a London based artist who with works moving image, sound, photography and installation. A focus of her work is how art can create new perceptions of the experiences of individuals and cultures as well as arts’ effectiveness and relevance to collective struggles.Judy is a senior lecturer in moving image at the University of Brighton, acting course director for the MA photography at Kingston University and a visiting lecturer at the International Academy of Arts, Palestine. She studied Fine Art at Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art and was Associate Post-Grad Researcher in Media Arts Philosophy and Practice at Greenwich University. In December 2013 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Brighton for her thesis and film White Oil that focuses on the quarries in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
White Oil premièred at the Barbican, London in 2013, as part of the Palestinian Film Festival and at the Kunshaus Cinema in Nürnberg.