ZELIKHA ZOHRA SHOJA

demarcations; you have black eyes (cheshmeh siya daree) (2023)

Single-channel digital video, color, stereo sound

9'12"

Titled after a song by Afghan singer Ahmad Zahir, you have black eyes is a stream-of-consciousness montage depicting collective bodies from ants to human kin in a constant state of disruption, movement, processing, and grieving. The work celebrates Afghan bodies as a historical, domestic site of resistance through dance and movement.

Installation view. Light Beams Under a Bridge Vol. 8, Street Sound System, Kings Cross, London, UK.

screenings

2024

Almaty Underground Screening Series, Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York 

Light Beams Under a Bridge Vol. 8, Street Sound System, London, UK 

Youth Pastor is a Narc 2.0, The Infernal Grove, Syracuse, New York

Manlius Cinema, Manlius, New York

MENA Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada 

2023

Strangloscope Experimental Video International Festival, Centro Itajaí, Brazil

Millennium Film Workshop, New York, New York 

technowruz, Nowadays, New York, New York

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