Man Down

Samia Mirza

December 13th, 2015 @ Oahu, Hawaii

For the past 40.000 years, the world has changed, due to our actions. In Siberia, Papua New Guinea, the Amazon, the Andes, Vanuatu, Sahara, at the North Pole as well as in Paris. Our mammoth hunts, our beef patty, our heated liquid fossils and our lack of love for the forests of the world has insulated our planet with a layer of our decisions.

For the past 21 years, the world has assembled in a Conference Of the Parties. In Berlin, Geneva, Kyoto, Buenos Aires, Bonn, The Hague, Marrakech, New Delhi, Milan, Montreal, Nairobi, Bali, Poznan, Copenhagen, CancĂșn, Durban, Doha, Warsaw, Lima and this year in Paris. Here, we have held the United Nations climate change conference, trying to save us from ourselves. Tried to keep it cool.

With a serious concern for the future of our planet, Weekends is happy to present the work of Samia Mirza, on occasion of the COP21 meeting in Paris. In her video work, footage filmed in London, Dubai, Japan and around her home on Oahu in Hawaii is laced with found footage. Personal clips from her own life crosses with a world and bigger than itself. The video is intertwined with pensive music, produced and performed by herself. For her solo presentation with Weekends, Samia Mirzas newest work will be screened in the middle of the garden at her grandmothers house in Hahaione valley on Oahu amongst her cousins and family dogs.

Samia Mirza

b. 1986, Corvallis, Oregon

Lives and works on Honolulu, Hawaii