Re: Form - A Model

Hanna Farah builds Bir'im, the village where his father and grandfather were born, but where he never lived. He reconstructs it in his own name, imprints it in his identity card, and erects it on ruins using models, etchings, various acts, videos, and photographs. From all these he spins a new village, which exists simultaneously as fragmented memories and dreams, and as a detailed, practical proposal for return. Farah’s action joins a long sequence of communal, private, artistic, and legal projects undertaken by the people of Kufr Bir'im as part of their struggle against the obliteration of the village and for their return home.

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