Untitled (inwardness, juice, natures) by Isabel Lewis, Hacklander/Hatam (LABOUR) and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy | 2019
Sharjah Art Biennial 14

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.

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