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“Oil is a curse and also a miracle. I mean, it's a strange material. That's why I call it an alien, because it's inside everything. It's not just fuel. It's the petrochemical industry, which creates plastics and we couldn't even perform a single surgical operation without hundreds of plastic objects. It's even inside our bodies.” —Monira Al Qadiri.

Publication: “Monira Al Qadiri Dives Deep Into Oil: In Conversation with Amin Alsaden.” Ocula Magazine (March 3, 2021).


Keywords: art, contemporary, artist, Monira Al Qadiri, conversation, interview, film, video, installation, sculpture, exhibition, oil, petrol, slick, plastics, extraction, environment, degradation, climate, pollution, destruction, colonialism, post-colonial, history, nationhood, identity, Kuwait, Gulf, South West Asia, Arab world

Image: Monira Al Qadiri and Ocula Magazine