Measuring is a video-performance shot on super-8 film referencing ethnographic films that document non-Western women, particularly popular during the mid-20th century. Mansour films herself individually inserting twenty-eight wooden tongue depressors in her mouth, each one symbolizing a letter in the Arabic alphabet. Conceived as an auto-ethnographic examination, the work speaks to questions of authenticity, identity, and reclamation.
Experimental FIlm/Video and History
The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
University of Toronto
3rd NY Arab and South Asiam Short Video Slam
Alwan for the Arts
New York City, USA
MONITOR 7 South Asian Experimental Film and Video
South Asian Visual Arts Centre SAVAC