The Man Shadow
The video was made during April and May 2015 in the streets of Ramallah. Ramallah is the central city of the West Bank, usually quite busy and crowded during the day. Women are often seen going off for daily business and routine during the day, but rarely in evenings. At night time you scarcely meet women hanging out alone, they are usually accompanied by a man. This video is part of an experiment to find a solution to this social norm.
Dalia Boukhari was born in 1986 in Kuwait. Having grown up among artists, Dalia began drawing and painting from an early age. She received her education in Graphic Design in Ramallah 2006, Palestine. As a designer Dalia’s practice began in 2004 and has since stretched across the world of design from product design to advertising and to printed matter. She also works with the media of painting and video, exploring both to develop her own visual grammar. Dalia obtained her bachelor degree in contemporary visual art in 2018 from the International Art Academy of Palestine in Ramallah where she lives and works.