Bitter Bitter

[Mixed media Instillation, 2010] Ramallah

... uncertainty: “What did you say?” “I said, what is homeland? I was asking myself that question a moment ago. Naturally. What is a homeland? Is it these two chairs that remained in this room for twenty years? The table? Peacock feathers? The picture of Jerusalem on the wall? The copper lock? The oak tree? Our illusions about him? Fathers? Their sons? What is homeland? With respect to Faris al-Lubda, what is a home land? Is it the picture of his brother hanging on the wall? I‟m only asking.”
From „Returning to Haifa‟ by Ghassan Kanafani‟.