MUDDY WATERS - Christto & Andrew
Edition of 300
Designed by Teresa Piardi
Interview by Chiara Bardelli Nonino and Alessia Glaviano
Text by Francesca Alfano Miglietti
With Muddy Waters Christto & Andrew explore how beauty can be objective through the awareness of ordinary characters and objects. Christto Sanz and Andrew Weir live and work in Doha, inside the Qatar Gulf, but they are not native of the country; this condition of ‘expatriates’ reveals their attention and curiosity towards what happens around them, and to the unexpected changes in economical, social, cultural spheres of the city and the country where they work and live. This punctual observation was the starting point for their first body of work Unparalleled Objectives, in which they explored the concept of identity and the impact of globalization in a transitional context. Their position of outsiders allows their gaze to be non-conventional (and traditional) on the Middle East; working as a team also allows them to develop a complex and shared language, analyzing the photographic medium as a creator of images standing between the real and the technologically-built world of Qatar.