Hiba Ali

2013, 03:49 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 2071.00

This video used the device of neon, as a line, to demarcate boundaries, whether social, political, economic or geographic. Visually their is a neon line present that grows into various symbols while a poetic text about "borders" glides in and out of the frame. A border is a line, it creates an incision between a past and a present, a "here" and "there." It separates entities, a "you" and an "i.. The line can also incise, the act of the cut composites personal histories of relationship, migration and language. The line, becomes a way to trace one's trajectory and symbiosis throughout their existence.

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