QARADAKI AS PRIME MINISTER
Qaradaki as Prime Minister, 2016
Installation: photo, size: 90 x 136 cm.
Wall installation of drawing, technique: ink on wall
Installation views: Galleri Nordnorge, Harstad & outdoor views
Photo credit: Ulla Schildt
How do common citizens react to daily feeds of pictures of state leaders, who make statements and decisions on behalf of the rest of us? The exhibition project Qaradaki As Prime Minister sets its focus upon the difference between living under a dictatorship and in a democracy, while placing the role of media´s documentation of war in an artistic context. It touches upon various themes (freedom of expression, identity, belonging, asylum seeking, and – last but not least - art as a means of potential change) to create a playful, humorous and ironic tone by combining mural installation, photography and video.