Areej Kaoud, Brigade D'Urgence (Emergency Brigade), 2016. Performance, Art Dubai. Photo Daniella Baptista.

Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016
Time: 19:00
Venue: Delfina Foundation

The London premier of The Artist Hard at Work, a performance by artist Areej Kaoud, commissioned by Yasmina Reggad and developed while in residence with A.i.R Dubai, Delfina Foundation’s annual collaboration with The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Art Dubai and Tashkeel.

Kaoud’s recent work explores how the body, insignificant gestures and absurd repetitive movements can trigger narratives. Her project The Artist Hard at Work engages with notions of repetition, body memory, private and public space as well as labour. Areej spent over two months watching TV workout videos on YouTube, followed by daily routines. During her A.i.R Dubai residency, visitors to her studio in Tashkeel were transported into a domestic space to watch her perform these workout videos in front of TV programmes on a daily basis.

In partnership with

  • The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
  • Art Dubai
  • Tashkeel