Ali Kazma is known for his video works that question and explore the different human activities in their emotional, social and political dimensions, as well as the obsessive ways in which humans offer resistance to their surroundings. The diptych 'North' takes the viewer to Spitzbergen in Norway. With his camera, Kazma explores a deserted mine, operated by the Soviets from 1930 to 1980. Time has crystallized in the buildings belonging to this former Soviet workers' colony – as time simply seems to disappear in Kazma’s work. Or maybe historical time dissolves into unmeasurable time: the accumulation of dust on floors or the changing of the seasons.