Keep your eyes peeled this Saturday, March 15th, for In Plain Sight, a multimedia exhibition focusing on culturally climactic events in recent history, curated by Sarah Lookofsky. Featuring cinematic and photographic works by Bani Abidi and Bruno Serralongue, In Plain Sight explores the production of cultural symbolism through media saturation, the relationship between the overexposed and the underrepresented, and the potential of documentary practice to reveal what is hidden in plain sight. The result is… [read more »]
Since Gaddafi’s infamous “Zenga Zenga” speech, a new trend has manifested across the Arab world. Remixing dictatorial speeches into satirical techno tracks and uploading them to Youtube. In this clip, we see Bashar Al Assad, Syria’s ruthless former dentist at the helm, stating “Ilal ammam! Naseer ilal ammam” (Go forth! We shall go forth!) Mashed with select clips of Gaddafi and Bashar chanting, “revolution” and against, “terrorists, traitors, villains, cads” and the like. A lot fo artful chopping created parts like Bahsar saying, “This is the End,” cutting back and forth to Gaddafi’s response, “For You!” The track ends with with the statement, “Until the regime collapses.” The popularity of these remixes is indicated further by the fact that they’re available to purchase in CD format in select stores. Amazing.
Thanks to Monira Al Qadiri