The exhibition installation of the Kingdom of Bahrain pavilion at the 13th Biennale di Venezia consists of five projections of background imagery from Bahrain projected in simultaneous Venetian time.

By isolating scenery which is normally supplemented by a news anchor, a news bar and sound commentary – the installation seeks to bring to the foreground what normally looms in the background. Through seemingly random scenes of Bahraini urban landscape, the installation evokes our construction of an imaginary of remote urban landscapes through their fragmented appearance in the media and in our living rooms.

Five large portals – that reflect exactly the shape of the openings behind – on which the Bahraini images are projected, some folding stools and four tables on which are placed the catalogs, complete the exhibition set.