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
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.
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