Untitled (inwardness, juice, natures) | 2019 Sharjah Art Biennial 14
Untitled (inwardness, juice, natures) by LABOUR, Isabel Lewis & Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
For the occasion of collaboration with Isabel Lewis and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy for the Sharjah Biennial 14, Hacklander-Hatam (of LABOUR) developed a spatial-compositional approach that guided the audience in sonic dramaturgy through a large physical area by encouraging both active listening and curiosity. Incorporating three adjacent rooms of a large out-of-use ice manufacturing factory and its surrounding area including its dirt parking lot, nearby sand ridges and main road, this work engaged and enlisted the sounds of the nearby nature reserve via extensive field recordings, the efforts of local Dubai-based musicians, and the duo’s own sound synthesis and percussion.
LABOUR, Isabel Lewis & Matthew Lutz-Kinoy - Untitled (inwardness, juice, natures)
sound, sonic dramaturgy and musical direction: Hacklander / Hatam (LABOUR) performance, concept, and direction: Isabel Lewis paintings and ceramics: Matthew Lutz-Kinoy sound synthesis: Farahnaz Hatam field recordings: Colin Hacklander and Isabel Lewis qanun: Nagham Debal drumsets: Ziad Baig and Colin Hacklander flute: Reemaz Al Oqbi violin: Lydia Shepherd drum ensemble 5-piece Ras Pinto Group: (Aya African Drum and Dance via Ghana) curator: Claire Tancons production: Sharjah Biennial 14 Special thanks to: Callie’s Berlin and Claire Tancons
Performed on March 7th, 2019 at the Sharjah Art Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber. Sound work, paintings and installation remained on display through June 10th, 2019.