Where did the Crocodile go?

May Herbawe
July 23, 2022, 18:00

During my childhood in the village of Jisr Al-Zarqa, I used to always be afraid of the crocodile valley because of the folk stories that were told about the crocodile. I was afraid to sit by the banks of the valley and to be suddenly devoured by the crocodile. Although no one has seen him, every now and then, rumors would arise in the village that he was found!

These incidents made me wonder and ask, where did the crocodile go?

May Herbawe (b. 1995, Jisr Al-Zarqa) is a multidisciplinary artist, working with photography, sound, video and installation. Her works are based on sharing deep and emotional experiences of trauma, looking into the self and psychoanalysis, and gender relations. She holds a BFA in Photography from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

May was an artist in residence at Dar Jacir as part of ‘Intimacy in the apocalyptic phase’, a series of residencies and a public program curated by Aline Khoury, Kasia Wlaszczyk and Reem Shadid, supported by AFAC.

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