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stolen time

Memory in the Dead Zone

Havana/Lefkosa: two cities under embargo, exiled from international law. To the camera-eye their decay is seductive, the melancholy lassitude of their ruin becomes aesthetic. It’s too easy to see these places as picturesque and out of time, but they have not been forgotten by history , just punished by politics.


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Havana Cuba
  • house in lefkosa
  • havana
  • kucuk han ruin
  • havana side street
  • st sophia nicosia
  • havana ruined facade
  • balcony, nicosia
  • balcony, havana
  • bridge of peace
  • socialism or death
  • living amongst the ruins
  • havana blue
  • See video
  • See video
  • roy_orbison_wild_hearts_run_out_of_time.mp3
  • santana_corazon_espinado.mp3

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Alev Adil

Alev Adil is the originator of this site. Alev's creative practice and academic research explores how poetry, performance, creative pedagogy and dialogic art practice can create the potential for...