Near East - - a souvenir record of the Zeppelin orient tour

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Near East is an attempt to reconstruct a
registration of an historical event – that of the Zeppelin’s tour above Palestine, which was
hardly documented. We would like to treat this forgotten episode as a key-experience of the
still ongoing east-west fascination/complexion.
Like the vinyl album, these relations are made of to sides, and so does the Zeppelin flight.
One side belong to those who are touring, and the direction of their gaze is from above
downwards, and the other side is that of the locals, who are visited by the zeppelin, and are
looking up high.
The two parties are both attracted and frightened, and the historical fact, that the zeppelin
has never landed on the land of Palestine, sustains this gap un-bridged.

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