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“Cigarettes are Cheaper in Poland (Border Crossing)” is a durational video piece taking place simultaneously between the German-Polish border along the Oder River and Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine. Envisioned as an elegy to my recently deceased grandfather, the work aims to recreate his journey as a Holocaust survivor through my own subjectivity (in the German-Polish border) as well as through the act of walking with his shoes in Jerusalem- the site of his burial. Performed on the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion into Poland - September 1, 2019 to be exact - the work is thought of as a “counter-invasion clandestine walk” in the opposite direction, from Poland into Germany. To avoid detention by the border police, a Go-Pro camera was attached to my ankle.