Eyes in The Sky
by Aziz Hazara, 2019, 5'10'

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film   Presented at the 15th edition of Lo schermo dell'arte, 2021
The film is part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images - 11th edition

In Eyes in the Sky Hazara uses the optics of surveillance and military reconnaissance as he shows us some children playing with war remnants and abandoned military vehicles in the Afghan desert.

In this film the artist  explores military conflict through the rituals and customs that define and connect the several fragmented and intermingled ethnic communities of Afghanistan. The film raises the questions of what and who is missing from these barren landscapes, and what does it mean for these boys to play ‘war’ when war has surrounded them since birth. 

Aziz Hazara (Wardak, Afghanistan, 1992) lives and works between Berlin and Kabul. He has shown his works at: PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv; Hassel Museum of Art – CCS Bard college, New York; Netwerk Aalst; 22nd Biennale of Sydney. Hazara has participated in residential programs at Künstlerhuas Bethanien, Colomboscope, Embassy of Foreign Artists, Camargo Foundation and KHOJ international.

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