Hiba Ali

2013, 03:58 minutes, colour, English text

TAPECODE 2071.00

This video uses neon as a device, as a line to demarcate boundaries whether social, political, economic or geographic. Visually, there is a neon line that grows into various symbols while a poetic text about "borders" glides in and out of the frame. A border is a line, it creates an incision between a past and a present, a "here" and "there." It separates entities, a "you" and an "I." The line can also incise, the act of the cut composites personal histories of relationship, migration and language. The line becomes a way to trace one's trajectory and symbiosis throughout their existence.

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