Images of a favour

(2018, 23 min, single-channel)

He was asked for a favor: to film his hometown Kirkuk, a city in turmoil. So he filmed Kirkuk, in juxtaposition to Baghdad. The footage arises from the seemingly banal encounter through a favor. The only thing one can provide are speculations, drawn from ending realities that appear as fragments on the screen. The images opaque quality confuses expectations from one’s inner imagination of the witnessed locations and their final portrayal. In the urgency of a blinking blue light on a bridge, the thought awakens: one might be standing right next to the camera‚Äôs eye, looking over the river Tigris.

Produced with Shaho Abdulkadr who send me footage during the invasion of his hometown Kirkuk in October 2017