Ronen Eidelman – The Ghost of Manshia Awakes

The Ghost of Manshia Awakes, documentation of an action by Ronen Eidelman within the framework of the Autobiography of a City project run by the Ayam Association – Understanding and Dialogue (RA), with the assistance of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality’s Culture and Arts Division, Department of Arts and the Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon, 2007

Using football field marking equipment, I marked the grid of demolished streets and houses of the Manshia neighborhood. The markings drawn by the sea, on the border between Tel Aviv and Jaffa, brings the historic streets and houses to the surface. The white lines delineate the quarter that lies under the lawns. The markings are reminiscent of police markings at a murder scene, in this case the murder of the houses, the architectural murder, the cultural murder of Jaffa.