Bethlehem Bandolero (2005)
video, 5' 39''
Bethlehem Bandolero is a kitsch video featuring Sansour herself as a Mexican gunslinger arriving in Bethlehem for a duel with the Israeli Wall. Wearing a big sombrero and a scarf, the artist walks the streets of Bethlehem and greets the locals before taking off for her final showdown.
The editing is inspired by television effects from the seventies. The humour of the piece is stressed by the underlying music.
By fusing world crises and blatant absurdity, Bethlehem Bandolero challenges the current dialogue on the Middle East by shaking its conceptual foundations.