Checkpoint 300

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Checkpoint 300 is a site-specific interactive installation that was made and performed within the main turnstile at terminal Checkpoint 300 in Bethlehem. A small camera rig was made and installed within a turnstile on the Bethlehem side to record the daily movement of Palestinians crossing the border for work. This footage was then projected onto the ground of the exact site, for the same commuters to see on their return that evening. The footage is activated as the turnstile is pushed, framing it as a spatial political technology aimed at controlling the movement of Palestinians. This fieldwork is focused on one of the busiest checkpoints in the West Bank, Checkpoint 300 where between 4,000 to 6,000 workers cross daily between 4 am to 7 am in order to reach their places of employment in East Jerusalem and Israel.