Video, 2009, 3:05 min


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.

Screened at:

Experimental FIlm/Video and History
The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

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
Toronto, Canada

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