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Cry of the Chicken Nugget دعاء التشيكن ناجت

How do you feel about this statement? “An Arab is a person whose mother tongue is Arabic.”- Article 10, 1947 Ba’ath Constitution I’m not one of these people who can pick up languages like shells on a seashore. I have to be drowning just to work my way up to a fluent float and even then I … Continue reading


The Happy Hypocrite VIII – Fresh Hell

So HAPPY to post the fact that my guest edited issue of Maria Fusco’s long-running experimental art writing journal The Happy Hypocrite. Is out. With contributions and new work by Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Monira Al Qadiri, Stephanie Bailey, Alex Borkowski, Judy Darragh, William Gibson, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Malak Helmy, Raja’a Khalid, Omar Kholeif, McKenzie Wark, Simon … Continue reading



It’s Day 59 of e-flux Supercommunity & all I can say is – “to be honest i don’t know f*ck the world”. I wrote this piece reflecting on the fact that I have had one mother of a case of writer’s block due in part to the internet and in another part to a depressive … Continue reading



I spend a lot of time creepin. Then I make videos out of what I find. One of these is currently at the New Museum in NYC as part of the Triennial Surround Audience co-curated by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin. Sisters is a four-channel video composed mostly of found footage from WhatsApp and Youtube. … Continue reading

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Foreign Respondent

The below is an audio piece I wrote in response to Karen Mirza and Brad Butler’s film meditation on the 2008 Mumbai Terror Attacks, The Unreliable Narrator. It was performed by my dear friend and collaborator Sangeeta Realspeak at Whitechapel Gallery in London last Thursday night. I wanted to be able to share this with … Continue reading


Reflections in an Avian Eye

Confession: My earliest memory of abject fear is from a Beatrix Potter story. Yes. I’m a wuss. The name of my fear is Old Brown. He is the owl villain of Squirrel Nutkin. The terrifying, music-hating, tail-snipping ancient one…and his eyes. In particular in this picture. In which Old Brown’s eye is black and peering. I … Continue reading


Virtual Tour of Virgin With A Memory

My dear internets, I invite you on a picture tour of my now nearly over exhibition Virgin With A Memory.  It closes November 2. Apart from about ten very quality people, most of the humans I know don’t live in Manchester. Which means going to see the show will be either very inconvenient or prohibitively … Continue reading


human power elite shopping destination art industrial complex

This week. Should you desire to pay an exorbitant amount of ¥ to enter the human power elite shopping destination and industrial art complex called the Frieze Art Fair you can take a tour with Tsagalalal or She Who Watches, a super intelligent entity from our ravaged future world who has an urgent warning for … Continue reading

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The Iconoclast

I came across the work of Canadian artist and angry person Richard Slye because of the book Sign Crimes/Road Kill. I think more people should know about his work. Great documentary below called The Iconoclast, do view. <p><a href=”″>The Iconoclast: The Images of Richard Slye</a> from <a href=””>Michael Connolly</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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The Great Unmade: Two New Books For You

Omar Kholief and I have both written new books. He a novella called Jeddah Childhood circa 1994 and myself, an exhibition tie-in called Virgin With a Memory inspired by cheap novelisations of films (ahem) and John Boorman’s classic production diary Money Into Light. The two tomes are being paired together at Cornerhouse Manchester for 7 Quids and … Continue reading

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