Date(s) - 16/02/2022
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The In Between Gallery is a temporary gallery in the Fabrica window showing contemporary photography between Fabrica’s main exhibition programme. We show work from two artists a year including an Open Call between December and April.
The image ‘Lost Connection I’, Afghanistan. 2021′ by Rick Findler was taken in Spring 2021 in Afghanistan.
All throughout Bamyan Province (a picturesque mountainous region of Afghanistan 80 miles west of Kabul) thousands of unconnected and unfinished electricity pylons stretch for miles, and have done so for more than two years. Just 35% of Afghanistan’s population has access to electricity, with the electricity sector fraught with tales of corruption. The pylons remain standing, unused and unemployed, symbolic of the corruption afflicting the electricity sector, the feeling of an abandoned population and their disillusionment toward the governing authorities. As the west turns it’s back on Afghanistan, it is the people stuck in the middle which are affected the most. They feel abandoned – abandoned by both their government as well as the global powers that once protected them. These pylons, which once held so much promise for so many people, symbolise a nation forgotten by everyone.
Since the unprecedented takeover by the Taliban, the country finds itself in an even more difficult predicament. Help and support is difficult, however if you would like to support a trusted charity who is working out there, please visit The International Committee.
December 2021 – April 2022