is an artist, poet, and theorist. Her work in film, video, performance, text, photography, drawing, and sound explores the interplay between aesthetic and political valences in the public domain. Book publications include a translation of Waly Salomão’s Algaravias: Echo Chamber (Ugly Duckling Presse), nominated for a 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation; the poetry volume The Distancing Effect (BlazeVOX); and the artist publication Apparent Horizon 2 (Bonington Gallery). Exhibitions, publications, lectures, and residencies include Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Art Dubai, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Pacific Film Archive, Triple Canopy, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Women and Performance, The White Review, The New Museum, Transition, Asymptote, The Literary Review, Valand Academy, Darat al Funun, Delfina Foundation, among others. She completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Film & Visual Studies at Harvard University and an M.F.A. in Film/Video at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She is author of the open text South/South. In 2017 she is an artist-in-residence at Wysing Arts Centre in the United Kingdom.
The argument that we are all at risk, bare and naked against a transcendent virus, actually serves the opposite function. Rather than making us feel vulnerable, we feel safe in our shared vulnerability.
The opening ceremony of the Olympics distorted the image of a country that was burning just one year ago and whose economy is yet waiting to cool off. Maybe the broadcasters figured there would be no audience for the re-enactment of the British slave trade, imperial torture, or people losing their jobs en masse.