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.