Sand Storm and Then There Was Dust



14/11 – 11/12/2018

What are the causes and effects of the sandstorms that are scouring certain parts of the world? The ‘Sandstorm – And Then There Was Dust’ project, in collaborotion with European, Iranian and Turkish institutions, researchers and artists aims at reaching out to the people who live along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, analyse the effects of sandstorms and resulting desertification in the region and create awareness.

As part of the project, Serkan Taycan goes on a research trip in the region while Sarah Maske and Ayat Najafi focus on film and ecological art, as well as the effects of sandstorms on the Mesopotamian region in a workshop with 25 participants from Gaziantep University and the Kırkayak Cultural Center. The project will result in a film and four contemporary art pieces based on the information gleaned.