By Praneet Soi
Co-published by Book Works and The Mosaic Rooms, AM Qattan Foundation, London, 2020
A few pages into Praneet Soi’s Anamorphosis is a video still of Arab youths enjoying the turquoise waters beyond the old citadel walls of Akka (Acre), at the northern reaches of what is now Haifa Bay in Israel. The image is overlaid with a cut-out of a man preparing to leap off the parapet into the blue below.
Soi captured these moments while traveling across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the summer of 2019, in preparation…