Professor Joanna Regulska introducing Ariane Littman during her lecture as a Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence at the Rutgers University, NJ
“What is the meaning of borders? Can borders become ‘less visible’ or ‘less important’ and how does a border change through the act (or action) of crossing it? Can we eradicate/erase borders? Does the cross-border process involve the deletion or maybe the negation of that border? Or maybe crossing of a border or the attempt to eradicate it involves in fact the reinforcement of that border’s existence and draws greater attention to it; increasing its significance materially, symbolically, emotionally or politically.
By asking these and other questions Ariane Littman draws our attention not only to border as a ‘product’ to be studied and observed, but also to seeing border as a ‘process’, with its history, significance, disruptions and pains, divisions and joy of reconnecting….”
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