ZELIKHA ZOHRA SHOJA

pal/imp/sest (2024)

Single-channel digital video, color, stereo sound
32'10"
Essay film

[a revisitation of a visitation]

A choir of witnesses revisit a disrupted mourning session. The polyphonic narration oscillates between absurd and profound / personal and found footage of how grief rituals manifest. Delving into a series of ruptures, possessions, and dispossessions is a geopoetic witnessing of colliding and entangled histories, traumas, and bodies through unfolding violence on Onondaga land, Afghanistan, and Palestine.

screenings

2024

Light Beans Under a Bridge Vol. 7, Street Sound System, Kings Cross, London, UK

Requisite Acts, Novado Gallery, Jersey City

Unsettled, Unbridled, Unbound, Nancy Cantor Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse, NY

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