TITLE:Book 531 Villages
ARTIST:Rana Bishara
Medium:ink on plexiglass


The history of the destruction of Palestinian villages in conjunction with the politics of representation of Palestine and Palestinians is an important focus of the work of Bishara. In this particular piece she created a memorial to the destroyed villages, in which narratives are written on to transparent pages. The work speaks both of the fragility of testimonies of forgotten people, whose narratives are not present in history books and the way in which narratives of the past become blurred, dissolving into one another.