Situated on an open transit point, two words float on a double-sided billboard above greatly enlarged Polaroids – back to back. The cultures and themes associated with the Arabic and Hebrew scripts occupy important space in the pluralistic metropolis, both privately and politically. The signs will remain incomprehensible to many passers-by. Placed prominently, they evoke a range of associations, questions and emotions. The perception of urban space changes – the place is opened up and at the same time placed in tension.
Lia Sáile, born 1985 in the Ruhr area, lives and works in Munich and Cologne.