invisible landscapes – 2010 – 2013

“Invisible Landscapes and Forbidden Exhibitions” is a set of journeys on the mountainous borderlands between Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria…

Starting as photographic project in a documentary tradition, I was attempting, in a symbolic way, to unite the Kurdish identity torn by four borders.

During the work, a tragic event happened. As an instinctive reaction to this event, I decided to cross the borders I was photographing, illegally with my photographs, and turn this action into a video work on its own.

The work has been selected to New Nordic Photography exhibition by Hasselblad Foundation, and has been given the Victor Fellowship, Masters Award in June 2013.

INVISIBLE LANDSCAPES / TRAILER from savas on Vimeo.

 

Making of “Face to Face / Invisible Landscapes”