11 September -
2 November 2008
Baghdad Time was a new work created by Haaning for The Street. For this project, Haaning exhibited a clock on a wall on Brick Lane set to Baghdad time.
Beyond the confused reactions to a clock being ‘wrong’ in a public space, the work highlighted economic and diplomatic relations between Britain and Iraq, in the context of participation in the war in Iraq. For Haaning, the clock was a reminder of a situation occurring in another place; a situation that we had the power to influence despite its geographical distance.