Steve SABELLA, Everland. Life has a chance.

From 22 to 27 March - Espace Claude Lemand

  • SABELLA, Everland.

    Everland, 2020. Collage of different Palestinian embroideries. Lambda print, mounted on matt diasec. Museum edition of 6 + 2AP, 80 x 80 cm. Collector edition, 40 x 40 cm. © Steve Sabella. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.


As long as there is one person left who imag­ines a better world, life has a chance. There is more than one person! There are many, all waiting for their ideas and dreams to be weaved together by cosmic light. The seeds are all out there looking for the right ground to flourish. And they can with the blink of an eye.

In my jour­neys on the roads of Palestine, I took images of Palestinian Embroidery stitched by old hands. Everland cel­e­brates all the beauty that comes out of Palestine or every other cul­ture. To be born in Jerusalem or any­where else, always means you are becoming a cit­izen of planet Earth. We are all from every­where and nowhere. Poetically, we are all from else­where! And that nowhere is the ever­land we are all searching for. Getting there is an extraor­di­nary journey of end­less dis­covery.

Every time ever­land will be on dis­play, the squares will be put in a dif­ferent con­stel­la­tion, including their ori­en­ta­tion to any side. This way, ever­land will always have end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties, cre­ating a new visual, forever changing. And now how we put the earth-pieces together, I leave it to our col­lec­tive imag­i­na­tion.

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