YOU ARE NOT HERE is a durational interactive installation that explores misrepresentation on typical maps. It encourages audiences to engage in counter-mapping by pinning locations on an unlabeled map, meaning it does not contain any labels, and pins contributed by users are not geo-tagged, but placed in a grid on top of the traditional map. Over time, contributed pins will cover the original map, creating a new representation of the world that does not rely on the optics of colonial mapping.
Sarah Al-Yahya (JO)
Sarah Al-Yahya is an interactive media artist and researcher crafting decolonial futures through her work. She explores cultural heritage and human rights, taking a research-led approach with a particular focus on Palestine and the SWANA region. Her work aims to foster solidarity and unlock the socio-political potential of new media art.