Abra

Still from Abra, 2018
Screened at Scan the Difference: Gender, Surveillance, and Bodies Series, VBKÖ, Vienna, AU; Curated by Vanessa Gravenor, Nina Prader, and e. bonhomme
Feature: Syphon 5.1: My Life is Not Your ______., Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, ON, Online and Print

Documentation of Alienated Rhythm exhibition (with Jonathan Chacon), Ori Gallery, 2018; Curated by Yun Chiu


Screenings

  1. 2019 Video Fever 2019, Trinity Video Square, Toronto, ON
  2. 2019 Abra Screening, Scan the Difference: Gender, Surveillance, and Bodies Series, VBKÖ (Association of Austrian Women,) Vienna, AU; Curated by Vanessa Gravenor, Nina Prader, and e. bonhomme


Press

  1. 2019 Interview: Meet Peccy, the bizarre, beloved mascot you didn’t know Amazon had, Henry McCracken, Fast Company
  2. 2018 Interview: Hiba Ali Worked at an Amazon Fulfillment Center and Makes Art About it, Drew Zeiba, Vulture


Ali, in her video Abra (2018), is in conversation with Amazon’s customer-obsessed mascot, Peccy. Their discussion about working-class labor, surveillance, and bubbles (economic, social and soap filled), literally paints the video orange. She contends that orange is the contemporary color of labor and danger, it is racialized and classed.