June 14, 2012

chalk-on-blackboard depictions of afghanistan mountains by tacita dean - 

UK artist tacita dean has created ‘fatigues’, a six panel blackboard pieces recreating the mountainous landscape of afghanistan for 
dOCUMENTA (13) in kassel, germany. following dean’s visit to kabul to film the rugged countryside belonging to this middle eastern nation, 
she found her footage to be flawed and instead offers this ex-business center enormous blackboard mural sketches picturing afghanistan’s terrain. 
while some of the landscapes are covered in a bright white chalk, standing in stark contrast to the darkness of dean’s blackboard canvas, 
others are decorated with only a hint of line to portray the movement of rivers, snow and the interaction of these elements with sunlight. 
the massive artwork spans the walls of an open air two-story space belonging to a former banking hall and was commissioned and co-produced 
by the festival for which the piece is displayed.

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