‘Y/Our Story’, Cape Town, February 2022
We were invited to paint a mural as part of the annual @ipaf_festival_sa in Cape Town. It was an opportunity for us to research the history and present of this complex city, especially since comparisons are often made between the Israeli occupation and apartheid in South Africa. While it would be an oversimplification to compare the two situations, both stem from a deeply entrenched system of injustice. We wanted to explore the power of political narratives and the way they’re reinforced by governments, and the moments throughout history when the public, through actions like protest, forced cracks in this dominant story, ultimately cause it to crumble. The mural is based on archival images from both South Africa and Israel.