Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (b. 1983) work together across a range of sound, image, text, installation and performance practices. Solo exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Office for Contemporary Art (Oslo), Carroll/Fletcher (London), Akademie Der Kuenste Der Welt (Cologne), New Art Exchange (Nottingham), Delfina Foundation (London). Abbas and Abou-Rahme were fellows at Akademie der Kunste der Welt in Cologne in 2013 and artists and recipients of the Sharjah Biennale Prize in 2015. Their publication, And Yet My Mask is Powerful, was recently released from Printed Matter.
Elizabeth A. Povinelli is an anthropologist and filmmaker. She is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, New York and one of the founding members of the Karrabing Film Collective. Recent publications include Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism (2016). Povinelli lives and works in New York and Darwin.