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Cold Interrogation

‘Cold Interrogation’ deals with the constant questioning experienced by an Arab, Muslim and Iraqi individual living in a western society. Since Abidin left Iraq in 2000, he has faced questions about his identity on daily basis. An appliance we walk up to everyday is transformed into an interrogator, a video projected inside continuously questions the role of the Arab-Muslim identity in a post 9/11 world. The viewer walks up to the refrigerator and places their eye to the peephole in order to watch a video of a man asking rapid-fire questions like: “How did you end up in Finland? How is the situation in Iraq right now? What do you think of Osama bin Laden? How does it feel to ride a camel? Are you with the war, do you support it?” When these harsh questions are aimed at the viewer, the witness becomes the interrogated.

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English title / Cold Interrogation
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Cold Interrogation
Original title / Cold Interrogation
Keywords / warfare, interviews, racism
Type / Installation
Genre / Installation, personal narrative, political commentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 01:00:00
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2005
Cast / Adel Abidin (Director), Adel Abidin (Author)
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