Aziz Hazara

Bow Echo

Aziz hazara

Bow Echo

Video

Year: 2019

Duration: 4 min 6

Five channel HD video, colour, sound

The frighteningly beautiful mountain landscape is filled with the stormy roar of the wind and insistent sounds of pipes – and of approaching drones. Embodying both purity and physicality, the boys gradually surround the viewer, almost like angels ready to announce the inevitable. The echoing sounds serve as a score to a story about the cyclical torments and misery of the Great Game. The combination of medieval ethics with bright plastic horns reaches a surrealist resonance with contemporary capitalist ideology in the five-channel video Bow Echo (2019). The powerful wind that blows against the boys’ bodies intermingles with the hungry breaths that the children need to make their harsh trumpet sounds, evoking a mixture of war whoops, pained screams and riotous play. The artist invites us to reflect on the transience of life: even if we know that life is a game limited by time, we still play it with all our might.

Aziz hazara

Bow Echo

Video

Year: 2019

Duration: 4 min 6

Five channel HD video, colour, sound

Video produced by the Han Nefkens Foundation



BIOGRAPHY

Born 1992, Afghanistan

Works in Afghanistan