Abra

Still from Abra, 2018
Screened at Scan the Difference: Gender, Surveillance, and Bodies Series, VBKÖ, Vienna, AU; Curated by Vanessa Gravenor, Nina Prader, and e. bonhomme
Feature: Syphon 5.1: My Life is Not Your ______., Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, ON, Online and Print

Documentation of Alienated Rhythm exhibition (with Jonathan Chacon), Ori Gallery, Portland, OR, 2018; Curated by Yun Chiu


Ali, in her video Abra (2018), is in conversation with Amazon’s customer-obsessed mascot, Peccy. Their discussion about working-class labor, surveillance, and bubbles (economic, social and soap filled), literally paints the video orange. She contends that orange is the contemporary color of labor and surveillance, it is racialized and classed.

Exhibitions

2019 Alienated Rhythm (with Jonathan Chacon), Ori Gallery, Portland, OR; Curated by Yun Chiu

Publications

2019 Syphon 5.1: My Life is Not Your __., Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, ON, Online and Print

Screenings

  1. 2020 Abra Screening, Cluster Festival Digital Edition, Toronto, ON
  2. 2019 Video Fever 2019, Trinity Video Square, Toronto, ON
  3. 2019 Abra Screening, Scan the Difference: Gender, Surveillance, and Bodies Series, VBKÖ (Association of Austrian Women,) Vienna, AU; Curated by Vanessa Gravenor, Nina Prader, and e. bonhomme

Lectures

  1. 2019 Amazonification: Decoding scarcity as weaponized precarity, Our Networks Conference, Toronto, CA
  2. 2019 Amazonification of Bodies: Labor and Facial Recognition, Scan the Difference: Gender, Surveillance, and Bodies Series, VBKÖ (Association of Austrian Women,) Vienna, AU, Curated by Vanessa Gravenor, Nina Prader, and e. bonhomme
  3. 2018 Go Amazonify Yourself!! Skype Lecture (in conjunction with Her Environment #7: Murmurs and Palpitations exhibition,) Online, Chicago, IL & Austin, TX

Press

  1. 2019 Interview: Meet Peccy, the bizarre, beloved mascot you didn’t know Amazon had, Henry McCracken, Fast Company
  2. 2018 Interview: Hiba Ali Worked at an Amazon Fulfillment Center and Makes Art About it, Drew Zeiba, Vulture