While We Wait




10am–5:45pm daily; Friday 10am-10pm

Free Event


While We Wait is an immersive installation by Bethlehem-based architects Elias and Yousef Anastas about the cultural claim over nature in Palestine.

The work navigates the issues surrounding the construction of the separation wall which runs through the middle of the Cremisan Valley in the Palestinian landscape, separating links between the 19th century monastery and the local community. While We Wait is made from elements of Palestinian stone, shaped by both innovative and traditional techniques: designed by computer, cut by robots and hand-finished by artisans. Using ‘stereotomy’, the art of cutting stones to be assembled as a whole, this self-supporting structure allows the viewer to see out through the lace-like gaps, while being encouraged to imagine the installation’s eventual surroundings through evocative sound and video components.

Event Location


Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road



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South Kensington

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