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Born into a Palestinian family in Beirut, and now resident in London, Hatoum often addresses themes of identity and exile in her work. This video consists of still images of her face in close-up, with a pair of male hands covering her mouth which prevent her from speaking. 'My work is about my experience of living in the West as a person from the Third World, about being an outsider, about occupying a marginal position, being excluded, being defined as 'Other' or as one of 'Them', Hatoum has said.

November 2006