Relli De Vries

Orientatzia is an entity extracted from geographic and geological latitude.

It moves inside her, into its land.

The latitude twists and entangles, emerges in the Roman aqueduct and merges within.
The aqueduct moves from east to west, skirts the Carmel’s nose from south, through the plain of the Kabara swamps. The fast no. 2 costal road treads on the aqueduct from north and south. The Roman aqueduct continues westward, enters underneath the Roman quarry, into the rock, and then turns into a tunnel. Here was Jisr az-Zarqa built. Further westward the aqueduct rises again from the depth of the coarse sand, and bursts forth among the dunes of the coast line, then makes its way to Caesarea in the north.

Orientatzia moves inversely. It moves eastward. It contests its all round impoundage. It has knowledge and memory of what happens inside it. Its strata are those of rocks, elevated underground water and the entrapped waters of the Thetys Sea. Intent it moves from the sea toward the mountain, thence to its neighbors eastward. To move it employs the powers of will and suffering. To deliver itself from what it senses regarding its place it recruits forces of adhesion and elevation. It remembers the scenes and voices and moves eastward, witness of its own condition. It opens the orbits of its eyes and ears, the porosity of its skin and breathes.

The sea returns all. Orientatzia moves eastward and restores to the east what the sea gave back. Findings are present herein only in part. She exposes them and then illuminates them. While moving its constituting strata twist and turn over. It relinquishes the vertical position and moves along the horizontal line. It is aided by the waves, but in control, navigating its journey. Fully rolling-over accelerates between the road and Jisr az-Zarqa, and it must overcome the physical power of the separation impediment the road created.

It is aware of its compass. For representation it exposes the compass. It has no purpose. It has a principled destination, inside, into its own, its land, its place. In moving it releases itself, and with it also the obstructers and the obstructed of which it is made – the roads, the fences, the lands of the land-authority, the natural reserves, the waters of the rivers and the springs, the waters of swamps and of the pouring rain, the residents that live and shall live along this latitude.