Salwa Aleryani’s project on infrastructures and the maritime

Salwa Eleryani is a Yemeni artist and graduate student at UdK Berlin who has been working on a project evocatively called She smiled as though she were squinting at the future through heavy smoke.

The project, as part of the Salon für Ästhetische Experimente, can be seen here:

https://www.udk-berlin.de/en/research/graduate-school/salon-fuer-aesthetische-experimente/salon-fuer-aesthetische-experimente-20192020/salon-fuer-aesthetische-experimente-she-smiled-as-though-she-were-squinting-at-the-future-through-heavy-smoke/

The project includes a film by Hira Nabi on shipbreaking in Gadani, Pakistan, titled All that Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019), as well as Salwa’s conversation with myself and an artistic curator based in Vienna and Istanbul, Övül Durmuşoğlu. The conversation can be heard here:

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