You and I and Time is Long


You and I and Time is Long is a collection related to the archaeological site of Tel el Yahudiya in Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt. The collection brings together historical material from academic studies and institutional archives, stories from residents of the area, literary works and artworks inspired by Tel el Yahudiya and documentation of the site as it exists today in photographs, video and media reports. The project seeks to gather these various traces and uncover the many layers of fiction, historical and otherwise, that demonstrate the myriad imaginings of this place over time. 

The name of the project is a colloquial Egyptian phrase used to refer to a lingering animosity, while also implying an eternal state of togetherness.


Articles from the Tel el Yahudiya collection

Article 0144: Excerpts from a meeting with an official at the Ministry of State for Antiquities ("What is certain" and "The myth")



You and I and Time is Long was exhibited as part of References*: Artists Activating the Archive at Contemporary Image Collective.

Video documentation by Medrar