Monira Al Qadiri
Born Dakar (SN), 1983
Nationality KW

www.moniraalqadiri.com
 
RijksakademieOPEN 2017
'The Craft', 2017, VHS video, colour with sound, American diner installation, 16 min.
RijksakademieOPEN 2017
'The Craft', 2017, VHS video, colour with sound, American diner installation, 16 min.
RijksakademieOPEN 2017
'The Craft', 2017, VHS video, colour with sound, American diner installation, 16 min.

When we were 7 and 5, my sister and I had the most peculiar dream of my mother departing for an embassy party and leaving us home alone. As she left a large grey disk landed in our yard and lowered a staircase by which our mother entered this spaceship. In an attempt to follow her, only my sister managed to escape the firm grip of our nanny, and met her inside the ship. Soon after both my sister and I woke up, crying, and looking at each other, realized that we had seen the exact thing in exactly the same dream at the exact same time. That dream must have been the last real event of my life, as my subsequent time on earth has been strangely unreal; the bombing of Kuwait was said to be staged in a TV studio, the shootings I could hear outside were said to be firecrackers, the war itself never became real, yet relatives really disappeared. My childhood might be infused with false memories, or I might still be asleep, only to wake up tomorrow, in a world run by fake news.