Lida Abdul
The Unquiet World

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

This publication contains stills from Lida Abdul’s moving image work The White House. In this work Abdul coats the uneven and uninviting surfaces of a home, which has been reduced to rubble, in white paint. This absurdist act is reminiscent of political resistance, yet is also representative of the psychological damage inflicted on Afghans after the American invasion. Notions of homeland and exile are discussed within this work and add a deeply personal quality to Abdul’s work.