Monday, April 9, 2012

PHOTOS: "TRACE: An Art Dubai / Traffic Gallery Collaboration" - 2012.3.22

"Give Me Space" is a ten minute Intermedia Spoken Word Performance by Nicholas Karavatos accompanied by Matt Zytkoskee on guzheng. Nick & Matt will perform at the CIRCLE around 10:00 p.m.

TRACE is an Art Dubai and Traffic collaboration curated by Rami Farook at Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on Thursday 22 Mar 2012, 8.00 pm - midnight. Last entry 9.30 p.m.

TRACE is an evening that combines words, music, video and performance. Its intention is to reflect on ‘the art world’ in a self aware, absurd and critical manner.

Originally inspired by Marina Abramovic’s philosophy of ‘nothing to sell but memories’, this concept was pushed forward by concerns of ‘a present evasive’, a detour from the ‘what’s next?’ to the ‘what’s now?’ and a contradictory recent investigation that is being labelled the ‘post–contemporary’.

With a direct connection to the context of this evening (Dirty Thursday / Art Dubai / Fort Island), TRACE combines the various, yet evolutionary symbols of the word as an indication of the existence or passing of something, the physical change in the brain presumed to be caused by a process of learning or memory as well as the procedure to investigate the source of something.

TRACE contributes to Art Dubai via an evening of cultural commentary in the eyes of a collector, curator, artist, mentor, publisher, critic or patron. The 20+ ‘traces’ will be sampling imitation, enhancement, auditions, existence, change, expectations, knowledge, hype, success, space, applications, oppression, humor, possession, dilution, theft, ego and confessions, before ending it with a party.