Saturday, March 01, 2008

White Land

"White Land" 2001, Littman-Cohen.

The artist Ariane Littman-Cohen makes use of " ready made" aerial photographs that map the entire country of Israel, were large areas have been erased at the order of the Military Censor. The use of photographs as ready-made emphasizes the actions of erasure, concealment, and camouflage to reveal information that the establishment has tried to reduce and hide from the public. The lacking and disappeared become exposed and concrete, building a new reality of the Holy Land, a type of vitual-territorial sieve: Hole's Land.


Bill said...

Real eye opener, rich in content.
I approve and enjoy the representation of the country of Israel, in this depiction.........Great...........
PS.......Holes Lane, interesting.

Princess Haiku said...

I wonder where a map to my "holy land" would lead.