bayt, body and belonging (or a search for a mother tongue)

book chapter for upcoming publication of Concentric Circles: In Search of an Arab American Art Scene.
Book editor, Maymanah Farhat.

chapter is in two sections: the first poetic and the second a discussion of my collaborations with MN-based Arab American artists, performers and scholars.

and so (i returned)


poetic reflections on photography in exhibition catalog for on bayt: an exhibition of still + moving images, 2019.
image: first interior page of show catalog

Arab Film Fest Collab 2020

panel Q & A moderator for experimental film segment: Present Futures, Present Pasts.

segment films: Magic Carpet Land, 2020, Marianne Fahmy (Egypt); The Return of Osiris, 2019, Essa Grayeb (Palestine); Moonship Dispatch, 2019, Barakunan Collective (Lebanon).

on silence

spoken word component of on silence, an experimental film and performance, published in Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab American.

Issue 18.2, 2017

An afternoon of experimental films by Arab American filmmakers

co-curator (with Michelle Baroody, PhD) of program of Arab American experimental cinema.

co-presented by the Minnesota Museum of American Art and Mizna, the M- off site at Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

home. not home. (bayt. laysa bayt.)

essay and photographs published in anthology: Home/land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies, University of Liverpool Press, 2016.

book editors: Marion Arnold and Marsha Meskimmon