Burka

Burka
Paul Wong, 2010
4:26 min. mixed media installation, colour video, stereo sound
Burka from Kandahar, Afghan war carpets, Victorian dressmaker’s mannequin, and wreath

A floating Burka stares at portraits of 133 Canadian Soldiers killed in Afhanistan between Apr. 18. 2002 – Nov. 11, 2009.
Soundtrack of computer-generated voices recite names of men, women, children and cities in Afghanistan.

Installation, Video