A little joy and creativity can go a long way. With this project, Pejec brings a bit of both to a place that is in desperate need of a little refreshment. The artist explained: With these four small interventions I am trying to tell a minimalistic story about the Palestinian refugees in Al-Hussein. By removing small areas of the “skin” of the houses I want to transform the paint chipping, produced by the passage of time, into evocative landscapes and transmit the pride of its inhabitants through the walls.
Al-Hussein refugee camp was originally established in 1948 as a result of the Arab-Israeli war. The works aim to bring attention to what this camp represents in terms of the loss of both home and means of livelihood by Palestinians. The project was made in collaboration with the Spanish embassy in Amman.