Elsewhere is a journey to the land that once was, the land, the place that lives in our imagination. This is my seminal work after all those years of looking into images digging to discover their hidden realities. I recently wrote about how the archaeology of the future is the archaeology of the image and its genealogy.
These are black and white images from 19th century historic Palestine, with a few pictures from Syria and Lebanon, colored in the past to give them a sense of reality. I collaged them, recreating the feeling of the place as if one traveled through a time machine, and was suddenly present.
Elsewhere consists of 20 plates of history. Like The Great March of Return, Elsewhere is the Renaissance of culture and life constantly under erasure. Yet, the spirit of the place and its people will always be alive. We can only carry the torch forward.