Photo series, C print, Cairo, 2006-2011
The colored empty buildings scattered among the sand are recently built and still deserted or barely inhabited; waiting to come alive. These mostly systematic divisions are projected to be part of the metropolis at a future date. The images are captured at night in the diffusing light of the street lanterns or in the light of dusk. In this eerie atmosphere, the empty dwellings seem to have black holes for windows in their facades, the outlines of these structures penetrate the dark screens of the skies. Palm trees and shrubs that have been taken from their native soil now envelope once vacant piles of sand.