For The Trespassers, Mariam Ghani hired Afghan-Americans who had previously worked as translators for the US military in Afghanistan, translating documents related to US military prisons in Afghanistan.
Translated from Arabic, the phrase reads ‘The wider the vision, the narrower the statement’ and is by the Sufi writer Al Naffari.
This work is inspired from childrens’ stories of their dreams about what they could be and what they hope to receive from the world.
Videos documenting an individual’s intention to carry out a suicide operation have become a powerful visual presence in the global media.
9 silver gelatin prints on mounting board
41.5 x 41.5 cm (overall), 10 x 11 cm (each print)
A leading figure in the ‘second generation’ of contemporary artists in the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Kazem has developed an artistic practice that encompasses video, photography and performance.