This short film work (in the form of a digitised, downloadable movie)
continues Al-Ani's subtle and evocative investigations into memory
and narrative. The piece features Al-Ani, her mother and three sisters
framed against a stark, black background. The women are locked in
an endless flow of hushed, circulating exchanges that recall a game
of Chinese Whispers. Al-Ani often uses her family as performers
in her work, drawing on their collective past and experience to
give an alternative perspective on wider social and political issues.
to: Ann Al-Ani, Nadia Al-Ani, Norah Al-Ani, Shatha Al-Ani, David
A Bailey, Suky Best, Gilly Booth, Lucinda Clark, Paul Coldwell,
Roland Denning, Kaf Dufault, James Evans, Massumeh Farhad, Richard
Hylton, Ann Jones, Mary Lowthian, Simon Moretti, Cynthia Morrison-Bell,
Effie Paleologou, Monika Pampus, Anoop Patel Deborah Robinson, Suhail
Suleiman, Bettina von Zwehl, Rachel Withers.
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