Shik Shak Shok

video-art

1:48 mins

2014

"Shik Shak Shok" offers a merge between Eastern and Western cultures in the form of a group of can-can dancers dancing in perfect sync to the sound of a song associated with belly dancing. As the video progresses it raises the question of why Eastern belly dancing is considered so culturally inferior to this day, while can-can dancing, originally associated with prostitutes, is perceived as high culture. The video stresses this tension but also offers a chance for amendment and harmonic mediation.