Jumana Manna is a visual artist living in Berlin. In recent projects, she has used film and sculpture to recompose various archival materials that pertain to historical narratives of the Levant and northern Europe, as separate and relational geographies. These works have explored the ways in which economic, political, and interpersonal forms of power condition architectural, human, and plant life. Manna has a particular interest in the erasures that accompany the preservation practices of modernity; her projects challenge the binary constructions of a pure and unchanging heritage on the one hand, and the embrace of innovation on the other. This text culminates out of research conducted towards her forthcoming film, Wild Relatives (2018).