The worldwide rise of nationalism is the last breath of the nation-state—a concept so undone by travel, by global supply chains, by drones flown from home, by refugees of climate disaster and war, that it almost seems absurd.
The future of belonging is, in reality, displacement. Of course, statelessness is not just a utopian vision of a sovereign- free future; it’s the forced condition that’s a hallmark of powerful autocrats who decry “globalism,” closing and militarizing their own borders while simultaneously profiteering on corporation-sponsored perpetual war abroad. In the midst of all this disaster, the nation’s porous and uneasy existence just might be on its last legs.
The Drone is the Message
It’s not the laptop nor phone that best typifies our relationship to the internet. It’s the drone.
Eyes of the Nation
Eyes of the Nation explores the work of vision, power, and obscurity in the project of Israeli state-making through its media images.