Horse in a Golden Cage

photographer Danko Stjepanović
written by Mira Stanić

North-East-South-West, densely written, without a single empty space, is the name of the camera of Israeli artist Aïm Deüelle Lüski. Like all of his cameras, which he has been making since the 1970s, this particular one also re-examines the key determinants of traditional photography, fully adjusting to the situation it records − in this case, the demarcation line between East and West Jerusalem, which was established in 1948 and eradicated in 1967. North-East-South-West points to the absurdity of the attempt to forcibly divide and later eradicate that same division within the single living tissue of the city that escapes a simple representation and brings a complex picture of time and space, simultaneously recording four images from four directions, each of which deletes the next one, but also leaves traces.