Island Monologue

1976, 15:05 min, b&w, sound

In Island Monologue, which Palestine made on the French island of St. Pierre, in the North Atlantic, the artist attempts to "escape" the island in a thick fog. The fog-shrouded island becomes a metaphor for psychological confinement, as Palestine struggles to get away, hide, or see through the fog, while keeping up a running monologue about his desperation. He finally reaches a lighthouse, where the beacon acts as a release, burning through the fog as it calmly revolves.

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1976, 31:34 min, b&w, sound