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Ilk عِلْق

Ahmad Baba (Cyclomorphosis)

Ahmad Baba (Cyclomorphosis)

With Ilk عِلْق, Ahmad Baba (Cyclomorphosis) is investigating queerness from a queer Arab perspective, tracking the roots of queer lives lived in Arabic and Muslim societies going back centuries. It is an investigation into how queerness has become, like so many other things, a form of colonialism, that is forced on so many identities that don't necessarily fit under that umbrella, but find themselves being drawn to it because of the lack of development in their own individual and collective queer existence. Ilk عِلْق will set out a queer Arab Muslim futuristic vision, that starts with healing through rewriting histories on one's own terms and (re) building an identity that has been much misinterpreted and distorted.

 

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With Ilk عِلْق, Ahmad Baba (Cyclomorphosis) examines queerness from a queer Arab perspective and traces the roots of queer life in Arab and Muslim societies over the past centuries. Ilk عِلْق is an investigation into how queerness, like so many other things, has become an aspect of colonialism that is imposed on so many identities that do not necessarily fit under this umbrella, but differ due to the lack of development of their own individual and collective queer existence attracted to him. Ilk عِلْق will design a queer Arab-Muslim future vision that begins with healing by rewriting history on one's own terms and (re) building an identity that has been misinterpreted and distorted in many ways.

Credits

Title: Ilk عِلْق
Year: 2021
Material / technology / format: Videos 
Length: 07:36 min, 11:20 min, 06:06 min

Artist:  Ahmad Baba (Cyclomorphosis)

Participation:

Mansur Ajang