Interview with Bouchra Khalili

"When archives do not exist, what remains to tell suppressed histories?"

Director(s)  Victor & Simon
Participant(s)  Bouchra Khalili

Bouchra Khalili talks about her exhibition of two distinct but interrelated works: The Circle and The Tempest Society.

This set of works departs from Khalili’s extensive research on Le Mouvement des Travailleurs Arabes (MTA, Movement of Arab Workers) and its theater groups, Al Assifa (The Tempest in Arabic) and Al Halaka (The Circle in Arabic, which is also referencing the tradition of public storytelling that is common in North Africa).

In this interview, the artist explains how Arab workers have used performance art to denounce injustice and spread the word.

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