In the center of Baghdad’s Zawraa Park, Roze Muhammed begins her performance. With a red thread attached to a needle, the young artist sews a line onto a thick piece of cloth in front of her. The thick white cloth hangs between two tall trees by cords attached to its four corners. After sunset, it is illuminated by lights arranged high up on the trees’ branches. Roze and members of the audience walk around its two sides. As Roze stands on one side of the cloth and begins to push the red thread through it, the audience follows her hands and the needle, trying to understand what to do with the hanging cloth. They interrogate Roze with inquisitive glances, eager to know what her artwork is about. She invites them to discover, to take the needle and thread and start to sew with her, each working from their own side...

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