Ocula: Mohamed Bourouissa Won’t Take a Single Position

September 20, 2023

Stephanie Bailey

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My work is very much about how a structural power can demolish the immigrant body over generations with a sustained level of violence. I am still working through this question and trying to understand the root of this violence through my practice.

What we see from these events today relates to the mechanisms of empire and the history of colonisation, which is the source and root form of domination. Nothing about this historical violence has been resolved. For example, we have one section of the police in France that was created during the Algerian War [1954–1962], which shows how the mechanisms of the structural state are rooted in colonisation and continue to operate.

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