علم البيئة العالم الثالث

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. 


It is part one of the Third World Ecology Trilogy, which reflects on colonial devastation across animal, plant and human life.


This series is designed for
live audiences in public, non traditional
viewing spaces. 


Palestinian Wildlife Series was created with the support of the Kone Foundation and Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art.
 





















                           

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


slide projection + video

Combining  family archives with ecological records,
The Pan-African Asian Women’s Organization,
Cairo - Conakry 1960 - 1965 reflects on a women’s rights
organization, of the same name, co-founded by the artists’ 
maternal grandmother Aida Hamdi,
with headquarters in Egypt and Guinea 
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).

This project was created with the support of the CIMO
and Kone Foundations.

 



































SINAI (a story i tell my daughter)

single channel video
2019- 2020


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.



This project was created with the support of the Kone Foundation
and University of Arts, Helsinki.


































 A meeting of the
Pan African Asian Women’s Organization,
 Egyptian delegation, Cairo 1961.  
 The group is honoring Algerian revolutionaries 
 Djamilla Bouhired and Zohra Drif 
 seated, first and second from the right, with flowers.
 This meeting was called by artist’s grandmother, Aida Hamdi,
 who stands behind Drif and Bouhired, smiling, in black.

This film fuses an examination of radical histories of liberation
on the continent with the often overlooked histories of land 
 and environmental resistance central to them.  

 In the lower right corner of this image, 
 Zohra Drif and Djamilla Bourhired meet Egyptian 
 president Gamal Abdel Nasser.  

 Drif, Bouhired and their commrades are also the 
 female protagonists of the 1966 film, The Battle of Algiers 
and 1958 film Jamila, The Algerian.  

 




















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