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1st Singapore Biennale
4 September - 12 November 2006

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Bani Abidi




Shan Pipe Band Learns Star-Spangled Banner. 2004
Two channel video installation, 7:31 mins

The artist asked a Pakistani brass band from Lahore to rehearse the national anthem of the USA and accompanied them with a camera. The touching efforts to play in tune become a metaphor of the prolonged struggle with the colonial legacy and today's influence of the United States on Pakistan.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder


* 1971 Karachi, Pakistan; lives there.
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Singapore / 2006 / Biennale Tour / Tanglin Camp