Anticline focuses on the Wadi Ara area and the Umm al-Fahm mountains. This location sits on a geological latitude line which starts in the Mediterranean and orients itself towards the East. Umm al-Fahm is also located on an anticline (a ridge-shaped fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope downward from the crest).
In this project, De Vries conducted interviews with residents of the Um El Fahm region. Using their stories and oral histories, she will create an installation about the environmental, geological and cultural relevance of the region, which she will present at Umm El Fahem Gallery. Anticline is part of De Vries’ long term project East of the Mediterranean.
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