They Take Care of Our Loved Ones, But Who Takes Care of Them?
October 7, 2014 -Despite the essential labor they perform, domestic workers lack basic workplace protections, a fact the artist Marisa Jahn underscores as she mobilizes workers across the country with her NannyVan. More
Now Eat My Script: Writing the Experience of Syrian Refugees
August 4, 2014 -“It seems we kill the intimate moment of death each time we record it,” observes the silent narrator of Mounira Al Solh’s Now Eat My Script, a video that ruminates on representations of violence in the context of Syria’s civil war. More
Ramadan Soaps: The Workers Will Not Be Televised
July 11, 2014 -During Ramadan, watching TV series—many created specifically for the month of fasting—becomes a social event for millions of Muslims around the world. Here, Monira Al Qadiri manipulates soap operas produced in the Gulf to highlight a missing figure: the migrant worker who cleans up the lavish homes where melodramatic scenes unfold. More
Editor’s Letter – April 2014
April 1, 2014 -Artist Ahmet Ögüt speaks with Creative Time Reports Editor Marisa Mazria Katz about withdrawing from the 19th Biennale of Sydney, along with several other participating artists, until the biennale’s board severed ties to a corporation profiting from Australia’s mandatory detention policies. More
What Is a Refugee If There Is No Nation-State?
February 3, 2014 -Writing from Jordan, a nation that has provided refuge for millions of exiled Palestinians and today also houses hundreds of thousands of Syrians, MTL finds poignant parallels between the Palestinian and Syrian refugee experiences. More