For her exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Benson homes in on the story of two Iraqi brothers who escaped from Baghdad in the early 2000s. Their story becomes a vehicle for Benson to explore, on an intimately individual level, the social reverberations caused by geo-cultural fractures. The artist uses music to tell the story in a dual-channel video entitled Finding Baghdad (Part A) (2015), which serves as the show’s centerpiece. The video opens on two Iraqi instruments, an oud and a djoze, as they are perfectly split in two. The video then crescendos to a virtual duet played by the two brothers on their half instruments, each on their own screen. Playing from their new respective homes, Cologne, Germany and Sanad, Bahrain, the brothers bridge—if only momentarily—this distance through an emotional ballad, originally streamed over Skype. A poignant marriage of technology and tradition, the piece locates conflict in time and space with pinpoint accuracy.