A writer who struggles to find words for her feelings takes on the role of a painter. When she comes to the Middle Eastern city â€˜Kâ€™, she is searching for the perfect painting; an abstract image inspired by the work of Mark Rothko. However, confronted with the 'real scenes' she sees of the horrific effects of war, her experience of herself is so abstract and overpowering that she doubts her lifelong belief in the value of art and considers her position in the world.
Creating an art installation and theatre, suite42 examine the complexity of portraying the pain of war through art.
By Dea Loher. Translated by David Tushingham.