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The
Third World
Ecology Trilogy




                            and other works



an earth so much like our own that it has our same creatures. magnificent fish that rainbow the oceans, huge whales that sing sonar to babies, and nurse their young floating at sea 

















                          







PALESTINIAN WILDLIFE SERIES

expanded cinema performance
arabic & english subtitles


Palestinian Wildlife Series appropriates footage from a nature program on African Wildlife
- shot from a television set in Palestine -
to reflect on parallel issues of mediation, displacement
and extinction in relation to its subjects.





















                           

THE PAN AFRICAN ASIAN WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION
CAIRO TO CONAKRY, 1960 - 1965


slide projector + video
performance

Combining  family archives with ecolgoical records,
The Pan-African Asian Women’s Organization,
Cairo - Conakry 1960 - 1965 reflects on a women’s
organization, of the same name, co-counded by the artists’
maternal grandmother, at a time of widespread movements
for independence in Africa and Asia.

In this moving image, part of a scene entitled “Families of
Assassinated Leaders”, we see a sampling of the minerals and
animal life extracted by Belgians in the Congo between
1898 and 1961, including that Uranium sold to the U.S.’s
Manhattan project, to make the world’s first atomic bomb.
The importance of this continued extraction, and its profits,
became directly and indirectly responsible for the death of
Patrice Lumumba, among scores of other liberation fighters.






























SINAI

single channel video

Highlighting subtle and sensual movements of water and sea plants in the Egyptian Sinai, 
this short essay film reflects on life in a twin dimension of earth 

where the tragedies to our planet and its indigenous beings never occurred.












SINAI : GOLD LIGHT ACROSS

single channel video, 2015


inturrupting ahistoric tourism in nature

digital video, 3’33