This two-day workshop reflects on Asma Belhamar’s work for March Project 2019, which explores conflicts between natural landscapes and architecture, whereby the shift of compressed time from the perspective of a car in motion leaves behind a lingering visual memory. Guided by the artist, participants in this excursion and workshop will embark on a journey from Al Mureijah Square to the mountainous landscape of Kalba that will invoke the visual memory that inspired Belhamar’s exhibited work. Participants will document their observations using photography or traditional sketches to capture scenes of the shifting landscape. The second day of the workshop will consist of a collage session, in which participants will combine their images of architecture and landscape to create a final composition of their visual memory.
This session will be conducted in English and Arabic.
This workshop has two sessions:
Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:00 am–7:00 pm - Meeting point: Information Center, Al Mureijah Square.
Saturday, 7 December 2019, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm - Meeting point: Collections Building, Arts Square.
About the collaborator
Asma Belhamar’s work explores the phenomenon of 'megastructure' in the UAE and confronts the visual memory of the land. Her design-based practice reflects her interest in surface and pattern design, and she makes fabric and paper wall installations, experimenting with printing and projection techniques in her construction of three-dimensional structures.
Registration for this workshop has closed.
For ages 18+
This workshop is free and open to the public.