Bow Echo (2019)
Multi channel video installation
produced by: Han Nefkens Foundation
The work focuses on the relation between people and their environment. The protagonists produce eerie sounds as a form of recollection and connection with a landscape in which many traumatic events took place. They also embody my own relation as well as the involvement of many different national and international players with that space of trauma.
The inspiration comes from my own experience with the recurring horrors of suicide bomb attacks that have unsettled the city of Kabul. They are a sort of ‘horror game’ and, since 2001, have taken place in different parts of the city becoming an integral part of the recent history of Kabul.
The approach I should take has been one of the most persistent questions during the making of this work. Very often, the idea of representation becomes a dilemma. With strong references to an art historical imaginary, the work is an exploration of traces of memory and remnants of war that become difficult to handle in the everyday.
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