A Brief History of Collapses exploits the uncanny architectural similarity between two buildings constructed two centuries and a continent apart - the Museum Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany, and the Dar ul-Aman Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan - to explore both similarities and differences in their histories, myths, uses and contexts. Originally commissioned for dOCUMENTA (13) and produced with support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
A Film by Mariam Ghani
Choreography and Movement by Erin Ellen Kelly
Music by Qasim Naqvi