The fragility of homeland
Jacir's photographs are simple but yet profoundly reminds us about the impact of simple art. Her work reminds us about the homes we lost, the homes we gained, the homes that we made where there wasn't any "home", and that very "home" that we never found or visited:
She used her U.S. passport to gain access to the occupied territories and come back -- a task which might sound surprisingly simple but is extremely difficult for some people. While she was there she took requests from people and fulfilled each wish:
"Go to Haifa and play soccer with the first Palestinian boy you see on the street."
"Drink the water in my parents' village."
"Go to Bayt Lahia and bring me a photo of my family, specially of my brother's kids."
"Go to the Israeli post office in Jerusalem and pay my phone bill."
"Go to my mother's grave in Jerusalem on her birthday and place flowers and pray."