Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Larissa Sansour

Sbara

Sbara

Larissa Sansour. Sbara, 2007–2008.

Description:

Heavily referencing the 1980 cult classic The Shining by Stanley Kubrick, the video piece SBARA explores the castigation of Arabs in contemporary Western dialogue. By adding an audio montage combining historical and current quotes on the Middle East to footage paraphrasing scenes from the original film, SBARA seeks to expose the cyclical nature of Middle Eastern rhetoric and policies and emphasize the psychological terror inflicted upon those at the receiving end of this repetitively stagnant political discourse.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
film, entertainment, politics, appropriation, video, humor

Images
Bethlehem BandoleroHappy DaysLand Confiscation Order 06/24/TSoup Over BethlehemAt Home, ChillingHip Hip TodaySbara

Videos
Soup Over BethlehemHappy Days

Location
Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark

Contact
Sankt Annae Gade 1B, 3
Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark
lsansour@hotmail.com

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