Arabian Street Artists hacking Homeland “Homeland is racist”

Homeland-is-racist

At the beginning of June 2015, we received a phone call from a friend who has been active in the Graffiti and Street art scene in Germany for the past 30 years and has researched graffiti in the Middle East extensively. He had been contacted by “Homeland’s” set production company who were looking for “Arabian street artists” to lend graffiti authenticity to a film set of a Syrian refugee camp on the Lebanese/Syrian border for their new season. Given the series’ reputation we were not easily convinced, until we considered what a moment of intervention could relay about our own and many others’ political discontent with the series. It was our moment to make our point by subverting the message using the show itself.

Read the whole text here.

The Arabian Street Artists //
Heba Amin
Caram Kapp
Stone

#blacklivesmatter
#blacklivesmatter
al watan bateekh (Homeland is watermelon: Watermelon is a word often used to indicate that something is a sham or not to be taken seriously).
al watan bateekh (Homeland is watermelon: Watermelon is a word often used to indicate that something is a sham or not to be taken seriously).
al watan mesh mosalsal (Homeland is NOT a series)
al watan mesh mosalsal (Homeland is NOT a series)
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