Ayed Arafah

Al Ghorbal, 2019

Sieving, my sons, is purity and righteousness,  
The sieve is a frame for the house, embracing the crops, 
The crop seeks to extend your horizon, 
Sieving shakes the sound and breaks out with melodies, 
Every gap in the belly of the sieve gives birth to a better chance.

Today my son, what remains has been eaten by the concrete,  
Eaten the shaking, the sound and the horizon,
And eaten the vision and the songs,
The sun doesn’t get covered by the sieve, 
and those who do not see through the sieve are blind. 

'Al Ghorbal (The Sieve)' by Ayed Arafah, produced in residency at Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research, Bethlehem, 2019.

Part of the Inaugural Reseidency curated by Emily Jacir

Supported by the A. M. Qattan Foundation through the “Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field” project funded by Sweden.

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