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I’m ± Here, 2018

I’m ± Here, 2018, Single-channel video, 4’54”

Using archived Arabic chat forums of LGBTQI+ lovers that have never physically met with moving images borrowing stylistic elements from slideshow displays of digital frames that became popular in Gulf countries, I’m ± Here explores the changes and roleplay in the Arabic language that occurred alongside and on the new communication platforms that became available with the internet.


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