Images of a Center
Issa invents a character that describes a city, which is never named. The video, composed of the narrator’s text and public domain landscape images, emerges from the artist’s attempt to describe a personal relationship and a set of observations of a familiar location, searching for an appropriate language – both textual and visual – to accomplish this task. The utopian narrative and almost indistinguishable images gain resonance and specificity through the artist’s articulation of these elements in her work.
(Image: Iman Issa. Images of a Center)