Shadow of Ayat - ANFAL, Installation
This was a public art installation in the National Park in Erbil CIty, Kurdistan. This exhibition was part of an ANFAL memorial day. In this work, the artist used white paper with soil and clothing of adults and children, artificial hair, toys, shoes and babies soothers. It was 120metres long and 2 metres wide with coloured pens around the edges to encourage the audiencs to express themselves and at the same time to become a part of the work. This theme, the Shadow of Ayat - ANFAL, is a representation of the Kurdish genocide which was an eight year operation, from 1980-1988. During the operation over 182,000 civilian people were buried alive and executed because they were Kurdish. Over 5,000 villages were destroyed. THat was one of the biggest genocide in Kurdish history and took place when Ali Raza was a child. He lost his cousins and uncles in the genocide.
Materials: Mixed Media
Size: 120m x 2m.
Location: National Park, Erbil, Kurdistan.
Date: May 2005