For a place to sit, Tara Fatehi Irani has conversations with three women from Afghanistan who have been displaced by ongoing wars. They talk about the smells and colours of border, the lunch they had the day before, their experiences of border crossing, images flashing in their mind, things they’ve heard, things they’ve seen, learning patience in the peak of fear and anticipation, waiting for flights to leave Kabul, waiting for passports to be renewed, poetry writing and the beauty of Mazar-e Sharif.
‘I heard things … you can’t say you’ve seen things because until they take away your own home you can’t say you’ve seen it, so: I heard things.’
Written and created by Tara Fatehi Irani, a place to sit brings together words and videos extracted from conversations with Bibi Gol Azad, Fatema Tavasoli and Nazari documenting their everyday surroundings.
‘The driver said ‘they’re putting mines under the streets so they can control it from afar and explode it whenever they want.’