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The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The snake has no tale but a tail to tell.

The tail is missing, cut off.

Slivering from a tiny cave to another trying to find its tale.

Leaving traces of shedded skin that resembles the silhouette of the mountains.

Creating a landscape of what can be told.

The dried skin is still present in my scent. Shedding my way to new

tails.

Ecdysis means when a snake sheds its skin few times a year.

This work is a moving image and sound piece, an imaginative

landscape, of my birth country Iraq. I am reimagining how Iraq resembles and feels like through fragmented memories I have and folk-lore stories told by my mother.

Video installation, 4'52
Exhibited at

The National Museum, Helsinki

2022

Still images of the video.

Behind the still images are the images of the video installation at the National museum