Television of the Month | Khalid Mezaina

2016
single-channel stop motion video installation, 15 seconds commissioned by DUCTAC

Khalid Mezaina notes that the holy month of Ramadan is not only a time of discipline and reflection, but also, ironically, the month where excess is most apparent. In light of the importance of television in his household and especially given his family tradition of gathering in front of the television every evening post-iftar, Mezaina has created a video to be viewed in a living-room-like installation also of his construction. Through this work, he invites us to reflect upon the nature of the media we consume during Ramadan – in the form of television programmes and advertisements alike – and to consider which if any qualities of that material are integral to the holy month itself. 

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