Fatima Al Qadiri – Desert Strike

“… infusion of immediate reality and the post-traumatic visual representations of it is what captured Al Qadiri for the ‘Desert Strike’ EP years after her time in Kuwait. One year after the invasion, Al Qadiri began playing ‘Desert Strike: Return To The Gulf’, the Sega video game that bizarrely informed and shaped her experience of the violence happening around her. It’s a poignant and surreal image; a child living in the very real aftermath of a war, playing a video game that portrayed her immediate reality as a thing of the past – an event chronicled, re-visualised and commodified into a play-thing – whilst the rest of the world viewed its contents as a global event removed from a physical, human reality….”

Full article: Dummy Mag


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