LIONS WARN OF FUTURES PRESENT, 2017, digital image captured behind three red plastic sheets in Tarqoumia, south of the West Bank, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.

Landscapes Scarred and Renewed

Inas Halabi, Andrew Luk, Kim Heecheon, Karrabing Film Collective and Genevieve Chua

We dream of green and blue, but live in concrete and plastic. Pixel resolutions surpass our eyes’ capacities; screens become the world. Mountains, rivers and streams appear as data points. The spirits are mostly gone, as are the fish. Can we bring these natural landscapes back? Or can we create new ones? Will we always have to irradiate ourselves to save us from the toxicity of our new environs—the ones we destroyed with such rapacious efficiency? 

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