Critical Writing Index

A Question of Defense in Lida Abdul's "Military/Body"

by Sara Raza

Lida Abdul, 2006, pp. 24-25

Banff: Banff International Curatorial Institute, 2006

Defense, and subsequently defenselessness, are addressed in Lida Abdul's video Military/ Body, 2004. This piece was created after Abdul's return to Afghanistan, where she had been seperated for two decades. The video addresses the "repercussions of defense" against Afghanistan witnessed by Abdul, and subsequently the defenselessness of the Afghan citizens in the wake of defense.

ITEM 2006.123 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Military/ BodyLida Abdul