Updates from A.i.R Dubai 2016

Brigade D'Urgence (Emergency Brigade), 2016, Performance (during Art Dubai) - Areej Kaoud

Drawing on her interests in narratives and disaster scenarios, Areej looked at potential emergency provisions designed for the site of the fair, Madinat Jumeirah, which could cause visitors to question their safety and secure spaces. By examining safety manuals and precautionary material that anticipate visitors’ behaviour, Areej developed a work that challenged our notions of security in a public venue. Her performance triggered narratives that speculate on one’s individual perceptions of a safe space and safety measures.

Photo credit: Daniella Baptista