The Rocks are Singing to the Sky
Curated by: Rose Lejeune
Artists: Rand Abdul Jabbar | Mays Albaik | Louise Hervé & Clovis Maillet | Super Taus
Through the frame of storytelling and interpretation, Abu Dhabi Art 2021 performing arts programme created a series of journeys through histories, memories and fictions. The artists used not only live performance, but also sound, sculpture and digital interfaces to create a series of narrative, abstract and poetic experiences within both the fair and the wider landscape of Abu Dhabi itself. Intervening in the urban landscape, they brought its language back into the fair while also transporting audiences into new spaces of reflection and interactions with contrasting space-times.
In the Round
Curator: Rose Lejeune
Artists: Maitha Abdalla | Alice Theobald | Raed Yassin | Nástio Mosquito
Four performances were captured on 360-degree film, using immersive projection technology to offer an experimental way to present performances beyond the live moment.