"Ich sehe nicht die Stunde" or “ I do not see the Hour” is a mixed media art short story installation about a former judge whose memories of cases she has worked on begin to resurface on her way to visit an old friend. She disappears leaving a letter and a collection of sketches behind. The letter evolves into a short story and the sketches develop into portraits. The question remains: what became of the woman?
The title comes from an Italian expression, non vedo l’ora, which is used to signify impatience for something to happen. It is mostly used as a positive expression, but can also be used ambiguously. Indeed, in this piece, the ambiguity is explored in relation to narratives in which time could be described as standing still: as in moments of intense creativity or connection to something or someone; or moments of trauma, when something terrible happens and everything stops. The woman at the center of the piece is the bearer of a number —and variety of — narratives involving the challenge of disappearing in plain sight into the role of a judge and the extent to which, if at all, this challenges and in effect curtails or erases her own sense of self.
The Witness paintings are portraits which the woman in the short story installation leaves behind. They are a mixture of charcoal / watercolour / mixed media with a wooden frame (47,5cm x 61cm) by Aicham with a Passepartout (acid free / museum paper) of 7cm. / Glass.
Miriam Aziz created these portraits through ambidextrous painting. For more details about her process see: https://vimeo.com/86611977
Charcoal / Water colour / Mixed Media