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ReCNTR Talk: Spatial Testimonies, Spatial Photography: Aerial imagery and photogrammetry in spaces of conflict and colonisation

donderdag 20 oktober 2022
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room 003
Image: Restricted Zone – Temple Mount. Hagit Keysar and Barak Brinker. Animation: Moshe Zilbernagel

Jerusalem is a city famous for its walls. The walls of the old city, the infamous separation wall. Yet less known is an invisible wall that encapsulates the old city and its surroundings. Centred on the Haram al-Sharif and spanning approximately 3km in diameter. This is what is known as a “Geofence”, a cylindrical digital barrier extending from the ground and up into the skies, set to prevent drone flights into or take-offs within the area. The volume of this technologically restricted zone follows the geographic coordinates of an already present regulatory No-Fly Zone (NFZ), enforced by the Israeli security apparatus for more than two decades.

In this talk Ariel Caine and Hagit Keysar look into the volatile space of Jerusalem through the prism of the geofence. How can we make visible an invisible barrier and its effects? How can we materialise and conceptualise this NFZ and its connected infrustructures?

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