Video from my AiR Dubai 2015 residency supported by Art Dubai, Delfina Foundation Dubai Culture and Tashkeel.
"Hind Mezaina has been researching the developments that have been happening in Dubai since the 1970s and 80s through photography and archival material. Focusing on the area of Deira, Hind made It may have been where the tales of Sinbad and Aladdin came from, a narrated video out of her still photography, where she took images of the fast changing construction sites and areas around them.
The material she used in her script is taken from various resources, especially PR language. A monitor placed next to the video displayed archival footage from the 1960s and 70s, shot in Deira. The installation’s form, on wooden board and monitors, reflects the fast changing and breaking up of public space and personal memories."