Extracts from “Images of Presence for a Landscape of Absence”
by Nina Valerie Kolowratnik
The return to Israel will be a return to a transformed reality and to a place where the past has been consciously overwritten.
In this context, the applied method of mapping reveals the geography of place as a complex field of spatial and political power. The memory of the absent place of origin is being filtered by a present provides the images for a spatial return strategy.
The concept that develops reacts to the pressing need to consider a wide spectrum of possibilities. The individual practices of return are combined with a productive landscape at Kafr ‘Inan in order to transfer the ongoing reality of absence into a real process of the present.
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