Project 'Kite Flying' by Hans Overvliet, ruimteCAESUUR
In 2010, thousands of children in Gaza improved the Guinness Record Kite (kite flying record) that they themselves had established in 2009. 7,202 Children and as many pilots participated in this event organized by UNRWA, the Palestinian refugee organization of the United Nations. In 2018, people in Gaza use kite flying as a cheerful political statement of protest, occasionally alternated with an attempt at actual resistance. The latter is regarded by one of the best armed - including the nuclear weapon - countries in the world as an existential danger: kite terrorism. A concept that is lustfully propagated by the corporate media all over the world. Israeli drones are apparently not under control by the pilots, so the Israeli parliament.
The current kiting is connected with the protests in Gaza: the Nakba - the Disaster. The term Al-Nakba refers to the 1948 war with Israel. A war with the current disastrous consequences for the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. With their protests, the Palestinians support their demand for returning to their villages and cities. A requirement, incidentally, that is recognized by numerous internationally recognized organizations, including the U.N. As you may know, since December 2012 I have been working on a work in progress DISTANT SUFFERING. In this context, combined with the new direction of ruimte(space)CAESUUR, I propose a collaborative project with a number of artists.
I want to create an exhibition consisting of kites, made by some 15 colleague artists who have expressed a critical attitude towards social developments in the past and / or identified themselves with my work. The exhibition has two moments: the kites are ai born on Saturday, October 20 at 4 o'clock in Middelburg during a heavenly vernissage, whether by the artists themselves or our friends, and subsequently shown in ruimteCAESUUR. Afterwards, the exhibition might find accommodation elsewhere with the help of the invited artists.
'Killing of Her by Him' - Project Flying kites by Hans Overvliet