To Be Continued references the “living martyr” videos. They document a man or woman posing to be filmed for the last time alive, announcing the will and determination to carry out a suicide operation among their enemies.
This video re-enacts this scene but confiscates the living martyr’s final text. It entangles him in another text that was also narrated between life and death. The living martyr is made over into the narrator of A Thousand and One Nights. He tells the tales of Scheherazade, one of the most powerful and famous women in the word of literature.
To Be Continued overturns the familiar videos of the suicide bombers’ last will and testament through an unending process of reading and narrating. It transforms this terrifying moment of sacrifice, the killing of the self and the other—into a state of perpetual postponement. - Sharif Waked