Homeland Insecurity continues from earlier animations in an ongoing investigation of mechanisms of war. The animation draws upon current events, as well as cotton as a core resource in the economics and spread of Empire from the Islamic Era, through the Crusaders, through slavery and into the present. The main characters are the Centaur–a male human head and torso with a lower body of a horse–and the Horse, an avatar of the artist’s own body with the head of a horse. The colonizing Centaurs are based on the mounted soldiers of the British Mandate of Palestine (1920–1948), while the Horses depict colonized subjects, embodying agency and resistance.
Homeland Insecurity, 2016; animation; 9:50 minutes.