Star Wars vs Iraq

Here’s a quick recommendation for you – if you’re in the vicinity of Tate Modern from now til May 12 check out the rooms devoted to Michael Rakowitz on level 2.

‘The worst condition is to pass under a sword that is not one’s own’ – for thus runs the catchy title – explores the relationship between western sci-fi and Iraq under and after Saddam.

A personal highlight was hidden in a room at the very back. It’s a mock up of a telescope made from toy packaging which you use to look at a photocopied A4 picture of the moon. The result is surprisingly realistic.

The rooms are slightly outside the main part of the gallery but I think it’s well worth finding.

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