‘Yakkuoo (devils)’ is a 94 min video based on a drama rehearsal of the play “Yakkuoo” (devils) by women workers and activists from the Free Trade Zones (FTZ) in Sri Lanka. It also contains interviews with lawyers, activists and researchers addressing gender as the central element of broader social, economic and political issues.

Jesper Nordahl was born in Sweden where he is also currently based. His work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at Shedhalle Zurich, INDEX Stockholm, Artists Space New York, Grazer Kunstverein Graz, KunstlerhausBethanien Berlin and Dolores at EDB Projects Amsterdam. Nordahl graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm 2000 and he took part in The Whitney ISP in New York 2006. He has lived in Sri Lanka in 1982-84 when his father was working with SIDA and Skanska to build the Kotmale Dam. He has since returned twice to Sri Lanka for residencies at the Theertha International Artists Collective.