The MENASA Studio Dispatches are a series of over fifty 5-minute audio works, commissioned by The Island and Art Dubai Projects, by artists working across the North Africa, Middle East and South Asia regions.
Each dispatch reflects the artists’ current work and they range in form from spoken word and music to abstract sound collage. As well as creating a living archive of artistic practice across these regions, the dispatches interrogate the contemporary notion of the ‘studio’ and the accelerated expansion of related technologies over recent years, which have transformed the way in which knowledge is produced and disseminated.
Leena Ahmed & Ian Fletcher, Saddar-Gora;
Marwa Arsanios, Learning from Kanda;
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Surveillance file 01 (The Zone V01);
Camille Zakharia, Belonging;
Can Altay, Koray Kantarcioglu & Asli Altay, As Spoken.
The MENASA Studio Dispatches is the second edition of The Island’s Studio Dispatches Project presented at Art Dubai Special Projects at Art Dubai, 16-19 March 2011. A selection of dispatches were broadcast on Dubai Eye 103.8 and the entire project is serialised on Art International Radio.
To hear more audio works from this special project tune into MENASA Studio Dispatches, Part 2.
Art Dubai Projects
With thanks to
AIR, Art International Radio
Dubai Eye 103.8
Vasl Artist’s Collective