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  • Wednesday Jan 16 2013 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Thursday Jan 17 2013 until Saturday Jan 19 2013 from 12:00 pm until 07:00 pm
  • Monday Jan 21 2013 until Saturday Jan 26 2013 from 12:00 pm until 07:00 pm
  • Monday Jan 28 2013 until Saturday Feb 02 2013 from 12:00 pm until 07:00 pm
  • The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space
  • Exhibitions, Arts & Culture


ATFAL AHDATH is a collective bringing together Vartan Avakian, Hatem Imam and Raed Yassin.

'Take me to this place, I want to do the memories' is an ongoing project developed in installation, collage and video relating to image and identity. Studio archives of anonymous bodies are used to reflect appropriated realities. Suspended in time, these identities are brought forward on block coloured backgrounds.

Take me to this place: I want to do the memories lays out a constellation of forms and reproduction procedures popularized in contemporary photographic studio practices. The work explores and manipulates the techniques that have fashioned a culture of reproducibility and standardization and accelerated the Arab world’s fascination with fame. Portraiture becomes an art of disembodied faces and uprooted sceneries, infinitely reproducible and ultimately unconvincing. Individual difference dissolves into a visual detritus of mass-produced templates with which one literally does and redoes the memories. The work assembles a set of digitally-deconstructed and rewired images in order to produce memories that are untraceable, disconnected from their temporal coordinates. Memory outside time.
Body doubles and image copies proliferate to give a sense of uneasy aspiration, constructing a factory of fabricated souvenirs in which fantasy does the memory.

'Take me to this place, I want to do the memories' has been exhibiting at the Mori Museum Japan, selected at the Sharjah Biennale 2010, and many more...

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