Aziz Hazara (b. 1992) uses a wide variety of media in his art ranging from participatory installations to sound, video, photography, text, and programming languages. He explores different issues revolving around memory, archiving processes, surveillance, the panopticon, or the politics of representation. All of these interests are closely connected to the geopolitics and never-ending conflict that continue to shape his native Afghanistan today. His works, which address the relationship between diverse dichotomies such as proximity and distance, migration and memory, life and death, reality and fiction, or war and peace, attempt to transcend specific geographical features in order to create universal metaphors of our present time.
The publication displays recent works by the artist, including his highly acclaimed video installation “Bow Echo” which shows five boys in a landscape near Kabul trying to blow into a plastic children’s bugle, while the wind is howling and the sounds of approaching drones can be heard again and again.