Culture, religion, tradition and patriarchal oppression have each been used to explain the wearing of cover including the niqab, burqah, chador, hijab and their companions. “Covered”-Debating the Ban on the Burqah explores the way museums can use DVD or Video Installation technology to promote debate and enhance understanding of the wearing of these garments, the political and social underpinnings of moves to ban the burqah in the West and the imposition of the wearing of them in some countries in the middle east or northern Africa. The presentation of “Covered” with its streams “Debating the Scarf”, “Romancing the Veil” and “Contradictions of Cover” will provide a practical and provocative lead into a discussion of: (a) how the technology can be used for promoting discussion of other cultural conundrums or (mis)understandings and debates; (b) ways in which video/dvd installation use of ‘streams’ enables viewers/museum audiences to appreciate varying points of view and to broaden their understandings and perspectives of the topic/s; (c) methods for combining the use of this technology with exhibitions of museum holdings past and present.
This presentation includes the showing of a three stream dvd installation “Covered”.
|Keywords:||DVD/Video Installation Technology Culture, Religion, Tradition Patriarchal Oppression, Technology Promoting Discussion & Debate|
Graduate Student, Film, Culture & Media Studies, Department of Humanities, University of East London, London, England, UK
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