IDENTITY/PLACE

place and identity exist entangled abstracted
solid bound document and stamps
a passport abstracts nationhood
a border as vague as dotted line

place is abstracted surveilled
satellite data, meshed and weaved to locate


i have many places I've called home

A disputed border makes mapped nationhood seem absurd
Message from a friend looking for a border.

I am in 25.5788° N, 91.8933° E. 

She is in 51.9244° N, 4.4777° E.


place is map is scalable longing and belonging
a chair can feel like home, so too can a country

 

dissecting a map from surveillance
how can I dissect a place?