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Afar
Janet Biggs, 2016

3-channel HD video installation with sound,
16 x 9 format
Running time: 09:24 Edition of 3 with 2 APs


Video excerpt (Original is high definition)

Afar depicts Biggs' travels in the Afar Triangle, a geologically unstable but visually arresting desert region at the intersection of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti, in Africa. This volatile environment of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and intense heat serves as a metaphor for the ongoing political instability of a region in which salt traders, nomadic people and militia vie for scarce natural resources. Created with the support of the SCAD Museum of Art

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