adel abidin consumption of war

Video/Sound Installation

This work explores the disastrous environmental effects of a world ruled by corporations. Global corporate entities encourage consumption on a massive scale for maximum profit. This video depicts two men competing in a childish battle using fluorescent sabre lasers, as shown in Star Wars. Each light is consumed until the darkened room marks the game’s abrupt end. It is a landscape of false promises and man’s power over nature. This work was shown at: 54th Venice Biennale, Iraq Pavilion (2011), Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland (2012).


Duration: 00’03’20 min (Loop)