Yto Barrada Vacant Lot, 2001

When a development plan for an empty plot of land is being drawn, the plot enters a state of limbo where it is not any more an open space but already a construction that is about to happen. Yto Barrada’s photo freezes this moment of anticipation, where all imaginable visions for the future are still present. What if a vacant lot could stay in a permanent state of lingering?