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Monira Al Qadiri

Petrochemicals in Purgatory

How about a future without oil? That is the main theme of the research that Monira Al Qadiri performes at The Influencers . Born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait, and educated in Japan, Al Qadiri adopts a range of imaginative strategies to shape histories both personal and political: Arab soap operas, Gulf War–era images of burning Kuwaiti oil fields, traditional elegiac songs, decontextualized industrial artifacts, and science fiction all figure in her manifold work, which subtly puts otherwise unnoticed networks of capital and labor into the foreground.



Participants: Monira Al Qadiri

Related to The Influencers, The Influencers 2019

25 October 2019