Arabic Letter Seen Arabic Letter Wow

14 Sep 2021

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Tue, 14 Sep
08:00 – 09:30

Timezone: Europe/London

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What does it mean to exist as an image, as something seen but never comprehended? What happens when a language is visible yet continually misread, or made illegible?


‘Arabic Letter Seen Arabic Letter Wow’ is a performative work that investigates the relationships between image, language, and power. Presenting a collection of found materials, Urok Shirhan speculates on practices that engage with Arabic through forms of Othering – as well as resistance. She explores the extent to which these practices amount to what she sees as ‘the slow violence of images’.


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