The surface landscape of the city is of weather-beaten campaign posters pasted to the walls. Each candidate had a unique visual icon in order to identify themselves to the public—perhaps a combination of widespread illiteracy and  the sheer number of candidates running for election. Being illiterate here myself, I collect photographs of the different icons wondering how much emotional reactions to the icons comes into the selection process as the icons rarely seem neutral to me.

orange

basketball

eye

theatre stage

audio cassette

VCR

electric heater

construction crane

diamond

hat

crocodile

peach

flashlight

hand

lightbulb

piano

bookcase

CD

carpet

fighter jet

open book

pipe

killer whale

apple

ping pong paddle

television

clock

My companion says she voted for basketball and orange; “I can’t remember all their names.”