Smile, 2014

Three channel video installation

HD video with sound

15 min 30 sec each

Smile references media images of Muslim women that perhaps seek to defuse and act as antidote to the Muslim terrorist stereotype. This 15 minute endurance explores the interpersonal effects of such polarities of representation, meditating on the will to reconcile and appease as a sometimes draining, painful and counterproductive act.

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Videography: John A Douglas