MUSIC FROM KABUL                              2001

sound tapes,  cane reed,  raw earth

variable  dimensions

It was  September  2001, and  I  got to  see  lots of documentaries  about Afghanistan on TV. That’s how I learned  that music was  simply banned  in that country,  and of the  sinister custom of  striping   guilty citizens’ tapes  and exposing  them like  guts on butchers’ hooks  in front of their  house…  The  so-criticized   wearing of the burkha  seemed  totally irrelevant  and   fashion-fad-like compared to this mere suppression of such an important part of culture as music is.