We used to play hide-and-seek under the red sky

undertheredsky

video, 13”, loop, 2017

“We used to play hide-and-seek under the red sky” (2017) stemming from refugee musician Ahmed Shaqaqi’s Baghdad memories. The sky in Baghdad becomes red with the desert storms coming from the Saudi deserts after the American invasion. Red gives its name to the work not only as a symbol of war in the Middle-East, but also as a symbol of  fascism and dictatorship that is all across the globe at the moment. The storm from the Suudi desert and the American military image draw attention to the cooperation of America and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.