Three Love Songs
Three Iraqi songs, the lyrics written for Saddam Hussein, and performed here by Western singers as if they were love songs. An excruciating contrast. Newsroom, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, first floor
Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein used music to bolster his regime. In three stylised music videos, Abidin shows how images can be manipulated. The performance of these Iraqi numbers by young, seductive female singers from the West - unaware of the meaning of the texts - provides a confusing contrast.
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