his 30-minute documentary opens a window to the imagination of six artists selected to participate in the Artist in Residency (AiR) Dubai 2012 program.
Over a period of three months, three emerging UAE artists and their international counterparts created personal works in the lead up to Art Dubai and Sikka Art Fair while based in Al Bastakiya, Dubai’s old quarter. Award-winning filmmaker Mahmoud Kaabour followed Deniz Üster, Fayçal Baghriche, Magdi Mostafa, Hadeyeh Badri, Nasir Nasrallah and Zeinab Alhashemi, together with resident curator, Alexandra MacGilp, through the last weeks of the residency as they reflected on their inspirations, impressions of Dubai, and their personal processes of creating art.
This annual residency is the result of a close collaboration between Art Dubai, Delfina Foundation (London), Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Tashkeel. AiR Dubai 2012, the documentary, was commissioned by Tashkeel, directed by Mahmoud Kaabour and produced by Veritas Films (www.veritasfilms.ae) 2012.