WOMEN, PHOTOGRAPHY, CONFLICT

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description of Activity

Conference presentation of practice-led research paper entitled 'Punctuated Land: Conflict in Landscape and Language'.

This paper explores the enduring legacies of conflict and the historical and political forces that enable and perpetuate its normalisation through photography and language. In my practice, visits to the landscapes of Israel/Palestine become the means to encounter and record the traces of violence and impact of maintaining dominance over the land.

At the heart of the project were my returns to the complexities of my home(land), both personally and politically. During the making of the project I travelled to Israel’s de facto borders with its neighbours Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt but mostly I spent my time visiting the West Bank, the occupied territories of Palestine. My retracing of borders is a photographic exploration of the quiet and enduring legacies of conflict. This is not to say that conflict takes place quietly, but rather that my visual language considers quietness, subtleties, ambiguities and poetics in order to question the way we see and perceive conflict. Especially, how living in ongoing conflict filters into the ground and into language.
Period16 Nov 202317 Nov 2023
Event typeConference
Conference number4
LocationZagreb, CroatiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • women
  • photography
  • conflict
  • Practice-led research
  • Artistic Research