The 3-part-installation “Aleppo Stories” is about emotional and geographical distance in the light of the deteriorating conflict in Syria 2014.
In Part1 I ask people gambling on slot machines to use their next game in order to "play against the war" in Syria. Accepting the questions' naive reduction, the gambler and I enter a temporary and fictive room for manoeuvre. Repeating this simple mechanism over and over again finally and coincidentally led to a very real encounter.
Part2 draws a connection between the name of a supermarket that coincidentally resembles the name of the Syrian town Aleppo and questions the idea of not being ‘concerned’ due to a geographical distance.
Part3 is based on a recorded re-narration of a friend’s story. It is about another encounter where representatives of ‘both ends of the distance’ meet and unite for a short while.
Disclaimer: The project was conceived in October 2014.