Baghdad in No Particular Order

 

Baghdad in No Particular Order

Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:00 PM FREE

In 2002, artist Paul Chan was working as a member of the Iraq Peace Team, formed by the Chicago-based activist group Voices in the Wilderness (now Voices for Creative Nonviolence), which was on the ground in Bagdad to protest the imminent Iraqi war. Chan captures the calm before the storm in this “ambient video essay,” with his focus on the routine work and leisure of the Iraqi people. Among the details that are exotic to western eyes, he reveals a shared humanity, one that is under threat of destruction.

With Joe Proulx of VITW/VCNV in person