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Kafkanistan – tourism to conflict zones


Film (excerpt of 50 min film)




Installations in Beijing, Tel Aviv & Salzburg




Kafkanistan explores the world of present-day travel and tourism to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran; it is an image of that world based on actual happenings. What started with an email asking Lukas to join the ethnographer Sean Foley on a documentary research about tourism to Afghanistan turned into 3 year project resulting in 3 films, a book and touring multi-media installation. Kafkanistan started in 2005. The book Kafkanistan was published in 2008 and republished in 2012 by Glitterati Inc. Below fragments of this exploration with its fascinating stories, souvenirs and rumour infused realities.

Further exhibition images can be found here.

Purchase the book here