LICHTPAUSE tells a day in Algiers, from the early morning to the night, and takes us on a long walk through the city. The voice of the narrator mixes with the voices of her friends who comment, interpret, ask, answer. It is about the air, the traffic, the sea, the presence of violence, the money, the oil, the layers of the past that are deposited in the architecture. About the view of the Europeans on Algiers and about the possibility of friendship, despite the echoes of the history and the current situation.
The book was created during two stays of the artist in Algiers, between September 2016 and April 2017. The work on the text and drawings was mainly an occasion to listen, to observe, to find a look that is searching and does not necessarily mean to understand. A perspective that is constantly questioning itself, that devoted itself to volatility and tries to grasp situations that pass by and still remain as erring memories. The result is an impressive travel report in fragments, in poetic snapshots of constantly changing perspective angles.
„Je langsamer du gehst, sagt Nawel, desto langsamer vergeht die Zeit“
Giclée print on Hahnemuhle cotton rag paper, 42 x 59,4 cm, limited edition (25), signed and numbered