The Lips Are Different

Description (in English): 

The Lips are Different  is about the Canadian citizen Suaad Hagi Mohamud — born in Somalia — who was accused of not being a Canadian citizen when she tried to return to Canada from Kenya in 2009. The work links over-surveillance, racial discrimination, photography, media representation and issues of identity. It comprises real-time video written in Jitter; improvised music based on a comprovisation score and both performed text and screened text.

An article about the piece Creative Collaboration, Racial Discrimination and Surveillance in The Lips are Different  containing the piece itself can be found here.


Screen shots: 
Scene from The Lips are Different showing the inside of a mouth, distorted boxes, and white text.
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Hazel Smith