con-tain-er

Screened at Video Art Program, FILE-2019 / Electronic Language International Festival, SESI Gallery of Art, Sao Paulo, BR (2019)


Installed at Digital Carnival, Vancouver, BC; Curated by Cinevolution Media Arts Team (2018)



Image still from: Hiba Ali, Con-tain-er, 2017

An Elsewhere Within Here,2017, installation view, ACRE Project Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2017



Installed at Her Environment #7: Murmurs and Palpitations, TCC Gallery, Chicago, IL; Curated by Her Environment (2018)

Performed at 13th Street Repertory Theatre for ACT UP's Situational Conflicts/ Conflictual Situations; Curated by Nick Faust (2017)
Con-tain-er performance document (2017)

Installed at UT-Austin Install, crate, computer screen, LCD TV, 2 HD 1080 video, balloons, spotlights and 2 speaker sets (2017)

Installations

  1. 2018 Her Environment #7: Murmurs and Palpitations, TCC Gallery, Chicago, IL; Curated by Her Environment
  2. 2018 Digital Carnival, Vancouver, BC; Curated by Cinevolution Media Arts Team (2018)
  3. 2017 An Elsewhere Within Here, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL; Curated by Josh Rios
  4. 2017 New Normal, The Hangar – UMAM D&R, Istanbul, TR; Curated by Hiba Farhat and Murat Adash
  5. 2017 Electric Women, Curated by Lauren Valley, Online

Press

  1. 2018 Review: Between the Body and the Touchscreen: A Review of “Her Environment #7: Murmurs and Palpitations” at TCC Gallery, Luke Fidler, Newcity
  2. 2017 “The New Normal” at Supa Salon, Istanbul, Mousee Magazine

Lecture

2018 Go Amazonify Yourself! Skype Lecture (in conjunction with Her Environment #7: Murmurs and Palpitations exhibition,) Online, Chicago, IL & Austin, TX

Peformance

2017 Conflict Situations/Situational Conflict Performance Festival, 13th Street Repertory Theater, New York, NY; Arranged by Nick Faust, ACT UP

The Con-tain-er installation excavates the shipping container industry and traces historic "flows" of people and goods: the silk road, spice trade, triangular trade including slavery, Columbian exchange to the most current, refugees. The present day movement of goods across borders, zones and spaces is commonplace in our daily reality; however, it is relegated to the background of our contemporary globalization. The performance work done through the popping of balloons and patrolling an artificial border of Amazon-ordered catch-all "international" flags calls to attention the axis on which cultural exchanges have occurred. Through text and the femme body of an employee in an all-black attire wearing a blue-tooth device, the worker is provided instruction on how to speak about the history of global exchanges. She ruminates on a different method of circulation that is equity-driven rather than profit-driven. Circulation is emblematic of the global shipping industry. This installation refers to the uneven spread of globalization, specifically how corporate production invisibilizes off-shore labor into an easily discarded tag of "Made in___."