obsessively and impotently
I do not understand what "obsessively, and impotently" want to say in the last line of the provided context. What properties of the given artwork are they trying to describe?
In the midst of the ongoing urban carnage, and in minute detail, Raad’s fictional historian Dr Fadl Fakouri records regular trips with fellow historians to a racetrack and the results of the races. In this project, Raad shows how an artist can be in a war situation and in everyday life simultaneously, separately, obsessively, and impotently.