Sophia Al-Maria / Photo Project Native Informant
Art Now / Sophia Al-Maria
Sep 20, 2019 – Feb 23, 2020
Tate Britain
London, UK

Drawing on personal heritage and fictional future projections, Sophia Al-Maria’s protagonists reflect on the narratives and languages they have inherited as children of various colonial legacies.

Each one is cast against the science fiction backdrop of a solar battle, as evoked by Etel Adnan’s in her 1989 war poem, ‘The Arab Apocalypse.’ Beast Type Song was shot in the derelict former campus of Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in Holborn, London.