Visual unconscious | Awarded Project - PhMuseum

Visual unconscious

  • Blank billboard due to the corona pandemic, neglected cars and a mountain of garbage in Kalndia neighborhood, Jerusalem city, 2021

  • Gas station in Kalndia neighborhood, Jerusalem city, 2021.

  • Blank billboards due to the corona pandemic in Al-Ram town, 2021.

  • Car parking behind the billboards in Al-Ram town, 2021

  • A mountain of neglected cars (Car graveyard) and behind it a disorganized building in Al-Ram town, 2021.

  • Abandoned house because there is no building permit to complete it or to build it in Shuafat neighborhood, Jerusalem city, 2021.

  • Car graveyard and some discarded things all covered in dust in Kalndia neighborhood, Jerusalem city, 2021.

  • Many tires in the backyard of a house in Shuafat neighborhood, Jerusalem city, 2021

  • The palace of King Hussein of Jordan, whose construction was halted due to the Israeli occupation of the area in 1967 in Beit Hanina neighborhood, Jerusalem city, 2021.

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