Today we shipped out a box of prints headed for Dubai. It may be the farthest that any prints made in Community Darkrooms have ever traveled from Syracuse.
The images in the package are from the series Baghdadi Mem/Wars, by January Light Work Artists-in-Residence Sama Alshaibi and Dena Al-Adeeb. This powerful series, which incorporates video and photographs, investigates the physical, intellectual, and emotional effects of torture. Both artists were born in Iraq and make this work from a personal perspective. Above is Still-Chaos, one of three suites that comprise the project.
Baghdadi Mem/Wars will be shown in conjunction with Art Dubai, which opens to the public on March 18.