Artwork Details

  • Artist Nida Sinnokrot
  • Title KA (JCB, JCB)
  • Date 2009
  • Medium 2 JCB 1CX Backhoe Arms
  • Dimensions 255 x 460 cm
  • Credit Commissioned and produced by Sharjah Art Foundation
KA (JCB, JCB) Image

KA (JCB, JCB), 2009

Nida Sinnokrot
KA (JCB, JCB), 2009
2 JCB 1CX Backhoe Arms
255 x 460 cm
Installation view
Commissioned and produced by Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection


At Sharjah Biennial 9 Nida Sinnokrot presented KA (JCB, JCB), a powerful and evocative sculpture that brings together two backhoe arms into a form that resembles human arms raised in invocation. Working in the context of Palestine, Sinnokrot matches the tools of construction and destruction, which have been an ever-present reality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with a gesture that is as ambiguous as it is powerful: a primal gesture as much about beckoning the heavens as it is a gesture of despair.

Sinnokrot is an artist whose films, installations and sculptures often explore the complex realities of conflict and diaspora. KA (JCB, JCB) is a simple clash between machine and spirit, the brute force of the reality of upheaval and the sacred space of personal reconciliation. In this respect, KA (JCB, JCB) becomes an iconoclastic icon. The work can serve as a humble monument to a future peace.



Sinnokrot, Nida

Nida Sinnokrot is and artist and educator whose work explores how various forms of power and bias are embedded in dominant narrative structures and attendant articulations of time and space.