Video

Postcolonial Language

Hiba Ali

2016, 25:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 2071.02

This thesis-cum-performance-cum-video represents the American immigrant experience through digital and physically mediated spaces. The poetic and theoretical text conveys the experience of alienation, surveillance and the state politics of documentation. This twenty five minute program features a commercial break with three videos that recite the names of lives lost to drone attacks. This list is provided by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. This project critiques the formation of xenophobic nationalism that discriminates based on immigration status which encompasses matrixes including race, ability, class, gender, sexuality and religious affiliation.

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