Overview

March Project 2015 exhibition features site-specific works developed by seven young artists during this educational residency programme. In its second edition, the exhibition will include performances, video works and installations on view at SAF Art Spaces, Calligraphy Square and the Arts Area. Participants in this programme include Majd Abdel Hamid, Maysoon Al Ali, Mona Al-Beiti, Balqis Al Rashid, Matt Copson, Sholto Dobie and Matthew Peers, who were selected from various countries including Palestine, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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The Salt of The Earth

Majd Abdel Hamid
2015

Installation
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

A sculptural installation resonating with one of the most tragic crises of modern times, 60 million refugees in search of the miraculous, in search of safety.

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Reynard Reprised

Matt Copson
2015

Installation
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Reynard, the Fox is presented in a fragmented form where his head and body are separated, performing a dialogue to one another about the relative merits of a body-less mind and a mind-less body.

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Cat Houses

Matthew Peers
2015

Sculptures and Installation
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

The installation attempts to create a utopic fiction, highlighting the peripheries of urban planning and the attempt to create a sort of 'meaning/experience through altered and appropriated contemporary objects.'

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Out of the Frame

Maysoon Al Ali
2015

Film
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Out of the Frame is a film about an introverted man called Abdulah from Maysoon Al Ali's old neighborhood. the film attempts to shed light on issues related to isolation and the power of judgement.

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Mina

Sholto Dobie
2015

Performance and Sound Installation
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

A partly improvised composition developed on-site in Sharjah. Mina reflects the area's heritage as a geographically important port. The piece is present as a performance by Sholto Dobie and cellist Joel Whycerely alongside a six-channel audio installation.

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Tailors Alleyway

Mona Al Beiti
2015

Film, Installation and Zine
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Tailors Alleyway makes visual elements that define the experience of being in an interstitial site near the Art Spaces. The mediums of video, found objects and a one-edition magazine each capture various aspects of Al Beiti's exploration of the alleyway from its rhythm and pace, the charterer of the people in the space and physical textures.

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Once, We Feel From The Sky And Landed In Babel

Balqis Al Rashed
2015

Installation
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

As you walk this city, the cascading spiral looms over the empty courtyard, which is imposing in its lonely presence, but inviting with its clear path and open entrance.

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The March Project 2015

The March Project

The March Project is an educational residency programme for young artists that provides opportunities to research, realise and present site-specific works.