On the way back, police at Cologne airport told the driver »You’re not allowed to stop here. Leave right away.« He showed us a large taped-up box. It’s likely there’s a bomb in this box, police said. Police sirens wail … panic starts to spread …
Shabnam Azar (*1977) is an Iranian poet, journalist and artist currently based in London. She studied journalism at the Centre for Media Studies and Research in Tehran until 2003. In 2011, she moved to Cologne, where she studied Media Arts at the Academy of Media Arts since 2015. She has so far published four volumes of poetry. In her artistic work, she examines critical and poetic aspects of contemporary characters. Azar has earned several prizes for her journalistic and literary work. She has been invited to take part in exhibitions, readings and performances in Tehran, Berlin, Gothenburg, Paris, Malmo, Cologne, Halabja, Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg.