#TBT #dakart2018 and this snap taken from Algerian artist Amina Zoubir's 'Last Pop Dance Before Darkness', one of my favourite pieces at the biennial. A totally absorbing montage of joyous, kitsch and acrobatic dancing from 1980s Algerian pop videos, before the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism led to a destructive terrorism which quashed such freedom of bodies and minds. A celebration of this vibrant creative epoch and a tender swansong for a lost time, it's the first time in ages that I have watched a video piece in a gallery not just start - finish but over and over again. Plus, there's some serious aspirational 80s outfits on show. Look forward to discovering more of her work.
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