Would you stay -
if you could leave?, 2009

Photography, text


Would you stay – if you could leave? consists of 6 images recently photographed in the West Bank and 3 written accounts – all framed and placed on a grid in the size 30 cm x 40 cm. The images and texts all contain elements of blocking or restraining, which complicate movement through the landscape – either on a concrete physical level or on a psychological. The written narratives are pending between past and present, personal accounts and stories recounted by others. The photographed sites show landscapes filled with man-made obstacles, which cut through the horizon and divide the landscape.