by : Francis Alÿs
Kabul, Afghanistan 2011
In collaboration with Julien Devaux and Ajmal Maiwandi
The film derives from Alÿs' interest in children's street games, such as the art of rolling a wheel with a stick, which he witnessed in Bamiyan and Kabul. Since the object being rolled around the undulating streets of Kabul's old town is a spool of film, "real" turns into "reel."