The photo series Urban settings and other kinds too deals with the idea of setting reality as a stage. The pictures were taken in Kabul between 2002 and 2008. The selection made here reflects the conviction that it is impossible to convey a comprehensive image of a city. What interests me in these photos is how public and private spaces are inscribed by specific gestures. They include, for example, the way in which the international military marks its territory in urban space, the architectural traces of the investment competition between the USA and the USSR during the Cold War, a miniature Eiffel Tower in the middle of a traffic island in the recently constructed district of Taimani, how gender segregation is inscribed in public space using the example of the Baq-e zanana (Park of Women) and how leisure time on the weekend is spent driving to the mountains by car for a picnic. The work on the series is an ongoing process and will be continued.
»Are you recording?«, Triangle Gallery, London, 2010