White Oil

Judy Price

03 Nov 2016
UK/Palestine 2014  65’  HD  
Language: Arabic/ English subtitles


The Artist:
Judy Price is a London based artist who works across photography, moving image, sound and installation. Her work explores art’s effectiveness and relevance to collective struggles using archival sources as well as a sustained study of a place to make visible the overwritten histories and redrawn boundaries of contested sites.
Exhibitions and screenings include: Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen art Gallery, Montreal; Palestinian Film Festival, Barbican; Kunshaus Cinema, Nürnberg; Grand Parade Gallery, Brighton; USF Centre, Bergen; Imperial War Museum, London; Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art Gallery, London; Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem; Spacemakers, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh festival; Whitechapel Gallery, ICA amongst others. Price is Course Director, MA photography, Kingston University and Senior Lecturer in BA moving image, University of Brighton. From 2008- 2014 she was a visiting lecturer at the International Academy of Arts, Palestine and initiated a series of student exchange programs with UK Universities.
Film Screening of White Oil:
White Oil excavates a number of narratives around the stone quarries in the Occupied Palestinian Territories of the West Bank. With over 350 quarries in the West Bank, the stone excavated has been termed the ‘white oil’ of Palestine and is the only raw material available to support the Palestinian economy providing a livelihood for over 20,000 workers. However 65% is of the stone is expropriated by Israel for construction in Israel, and to build the illegal settlements in the West Bank.
White Oil explores the way the quarries are not just industrial spaces in which labour and excavation of raw material take place, but lived spaces by unfolding narratives around colonialism, expropriation of land and mobility through the day-to-day lives of the quarry owners, workers and security guards. This includes their personal histories and experiences as well as the changing landscape and conditions of the quarries bringing to bear the myriad losses of land, economy, identity, history and community.
Thursday, 03 November 2016
65 Min.
Curzon Cinema Goldsmiths
Richard Hoggart Building
Goldsmiths, University of Lonodn
New Cross, SE14 6NW
Nearest Stations
New Cross & New Cross Gate Overground
101 (first-come, first –served)

© Judy Price