Sunday, July 15, 2012

45' east

The photographic toy story features a dark setting where bellicose horses meet cartridge-tanks to the rhythm of the acts of a melodramatic movie production and Shakespearian words. Ben, a soldier, falls in love with Yasmeen, an Iraqi woman who's physically and emotionally wounded by war. Ben’s blinded love draws the jealousy of fellow soldier Kate, while Yasmeen struggles to preserve her culture from Western invasion. One festive day, as the Oud of Alaa plays Iraqi folk songs and the movements of Bilal the Sufi whirling dervish enchant the presents, Yasmeen dies in a strike. Few survive a war linked to a controversial love story; protagonists die instantly, whilst Alaa devotion to Oud remains, and the dervish whirls his heart out. Act I Ben goes to War Act II Ben meets Yasmeen Act III Ben falls in love Act IV The festive day Act V Casualties of Love & War Characters: Yasmeen, Main Character Ben, Soldier- 2nd Main Character Kate, Soldier Bilal, Whirling Dervish Alaa, Oud Player Convoy and other soldiers. If interested in hosting/curating 45' east photo exhibition please contact me via email: /