Wounded Land

The Olive Tree 14.7. 2011, 03-2


 After the Second Lebanon War and the Gaza War in 2008 I gave up the direct encounter with the field as a freelance news photographer, performing instead a metaphorical healing of visible and less visible wounds. I had come to realize the intrinsic power of deconstruction as an alternative way to escape and overcome the recurrent reality of violence whilst allowing for a different reconstruction. The very deconstruction of power embodied in the maps brought forth a different cartography of imaginary maps, fictionally healed with Plaster and bandages. Sewing the Wounded Land Maps of Jerusalem in various locations, not merely allow for the deconstruction of the green checkpoints on the original closure maps, but it revives the silent protest of mythical feminine acts of weaving an alternative fate. 

Ariane Littman