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Some see science fiction as its own genre.Sansour's "A Space Exodus" has been widely shown since the artist completed the 5 1/2 minute video in 2009 . The work is at once a humorous satire of Stanley Kubrick's cult sci-fi classic "2001: A Space Odyssey," whose soundtrack uses the same music, and a serious reflection upon the Palestinian condition. It ends bleakly, with a woman drifting in space, alone, after calling for a Jerusalem that does not answer.In the context of "Space Between Our Fingers," Sansour's film assumes an additional resonance, finding echoes in work by artists from around the region and – consciously or not – contributing to a larger body of work taking its cue from science fiction and outer space. At Mansion, Sansour's video is paired with five black-and-white photos by Jananne al-Ani, tacked to the peeling walls.On the poster's verso the artist has applied a handsome inkjet image of the cosmos, again framed by an elaborate design evocative of classical Persian art.
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