Teta Haniya's secrets

Teta Haniya's secrets

in collaboration with Luma Eldin
supported by Eyebeam Art and Technology center
2008
Series of 5
Electronics, hacked toys, Victoria's Secret underwear, magnets

After decades of running her kinky Syrian lingerie store in the Hamidiya souk of Damascus, Teta Haniya comes to America bearing gifts. With over 60 years of Islamic teachings on seduction, and an arsenal of kitschy electronics, Teta Haniya hijacks the western panty, triggering the sexual liberation of the American woman.

Teta Haniya's Secrets is a line of electronic lingerie inspired by a Syrian tradition of hacking electronic toys, integrating them into panties, and selling them in the most casual of fashions at popular ‘Damascan’ souks. The line consists of five Victoria’s Secret panties hacked Syrian-style according to literal interpretations of Arabic expressions of seduction. The biggest lingerie store in the United States isn’t so liberal after all…

Cast: ayah bdeir

 
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