My current research project is based around the abstractions, modes of representability, and constitutions of time that shape the securitization of supply-chain logistics. In doing so, my written and filmic work manifests how the criminalization of transport workers forms a dramaturgical relationship between prop and property, such that cargo (property) operates as a characterizing index (prop) for the worker who’s “responsible” for its potential loss.
I’m interested in the history of making lost time representable, and how “loss prevention” intersects between policing and cinematic time. The research for this conceptual/aesthetic thesis was informed by interviewing transport workers, conducting field work on container ships and at ports around the world, and collaborating with authors/artists/workers.
Ash Moniz is a Cairo-based multi-disciplinary artist working primarily between the realms of performance, video, installation, and film. Moniz has exhibited in solo shows such as Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), Sishang Museum (Beijing), and in group shows such as Sheffield DocFest, Berlinale, Dakar Biennale. They were recently an artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen (Innsbruck), and are currently at the Maritime Portal Residency with Times Museum (Guangzhou).