{ revisiting }


To revisit is to enter something or somewhere you have been or known before.

There are narratives that demand to be revisited to cancel out the idea of a truth. One of those are the colonial aftermaths in language, architecture and history. The concept is activated through memories of places and conversations. It works as a navigator through different narratives and identifies them as such. It is disorganizing the archives and breaking the chronology.

Language is one of the ways a nation state identifies itself. Architecture is the tangible and visible narrative of history within the nation state. Monuments tell us what to be proud of. With violent consequences, we confirm.

But what if, we approached things with a humble uncertainty, tried to look as closely as possible? What if we revisited the narratives and started to look closer at our own?

Trying to understand language without state
Trying to understand
history without linearity
Trying to understand
linearity by leaving language
Trying to understand
state without leaving
Trying to understand
language by returning to it.

Returning to the personal
understanding of language.
Returning to the personal
understanding in relation
to state
Removing the personal
understanding from state

Never really staying



Never really leaving
Trying to understand
the experience as
a specific consequence
of time and place,
not state
not language
not history.

But also state
also language
and also history