Eyes Skinned

Mona Hatoum

1988, 04:04 minutes, colour, Eng./Arabic


A veil? A mask? A hood? A balaclava? A woman fighting on several fronts. She has to destroy the veil of mystery, silence, subjection - "skinning" her eyes to return the gaze. She has to transform the mask of anonymity and prejudice into an image of a living, fighting person.

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