bare life, bear life
A rumination in three parts, this video thinks about life in a permanent state of exception. Iraqi Palestinian refugees living in Damascus, Syria allowed Jennifer a peak into their experience of coping with trauma, uncertainty and vulnerability. With its titular nod to Giorgio Agamben's interpretation of the concept of bare life, or of personhood stripped of any inviolable protection, the video self-consciously points to the videomaker's relationship to its subjects and also to the precarious status of the dispossessed.
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