Tent (2009)

by 1057619

site specific installation in Kuwait City, building site of new gallery space invited 5 people off the streets who worked in creative industries, such as architect, interior designer, gay tv presenter from Syria, graphic designer, web designer, they brought along friends to participate. materails used were gaffatape and newspaper from the day spay paint. gave them each a paper, and asked them to pick points of interest, picking them out by spraying around it, some had brought thier own materials such as paper plates and white card, so we created an exhibition installation, about what it meant to be a modern Kuwaiti. The intention was to be fluid and multicultural while addressing the context of the place and its culture. We then invited both European and Kuwaiti journalist to come and review it for 3 days - although they did come - they all refused to write about it as ...

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site specific installation in Kuwait City, building site of new gallery space invited 5 people off the streets who worked in creative industries, such as architect, interior designer, gay tv presenter from Syria, graphic designer, web designer, they brought along friends to participate. materails used were gaffatape and newspaper from the day spay paint. gave them each a paper, and asked them to pick points of interest, picking them out by spraying around it, some had brought thier own materials such as paper plates and white card, so we created an exhibition installation, about what it meant to be a modern Kuwaiti. The intention was to be fluid and multicultural while addressing the context of the place and its culture. We then invited both European and Kuwaiti journalist to come and review it for 3 days - although they did come - they all refused to write about it as it had no resale value or they were afraid of its context.

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