Ex-Territory is a project initiated by artists, curators, and scholars who wish to rethink geo-political conventions in a non-national space. Taking to the sea on board three vessels the first Ex-Territory event took place in the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea and on Cypress from June 17-21, 2010. Together we held workshops, discussions, and film-screenings that were projected on the sails of the ships.
As part of this project I showed videos by Mirelle Borra and Douglas Paulson. Borra’s video, “Walls of Seperation," examines separation barriers all over the world, including the Berlin Wall, Tortilla Wall, West Bank Wall, etc. Paulson’s work, "Fish and Politics, and Fishy Politicians,” mixes animation with found photographs and gives voice to the yearning for a better world, the cruelties of this one, and to the impulse to start over.
I also invited three artists to create editioned artwork that was thrown overboard in bottles with the hopes of reaching someone in the
nearby coasts of Lebanon, Cypress, Turkey, Greece, or Israel.