september, 2019

19sepallday31octAlaa Edris | Unreal. Unseen. Untouched

Alaa Edris, Devourless, 2008. Digital C print (series of 4), 40 x 60 cm, Edition of 5. Courtesy of 1x1 Gallery


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Barely a beat, the swallowed prefix that patterns these three words is a current of mercurial negation. It hovers present and absent: ‘real’ is not equivalent to fact, and ‘unreal’ is not fiction. Unlike the comfortable equilibrium of true/false, absent the prefix, these words do not render tidy counterparts. Embedded within unreal is the absolute possibility of the real; it is the breathless speculation of off-plan real estate or the towering phantoms of childhood bedtime stories.

Developed over the last decade, Alaa Edris’ multimedia experiments in film, performance, photography and digital installation distort figure and environment. Manipulations of urban and folkloric scenes accumulate into ritualistic performances of past and future, enacting provisional mappings of the systems that shape her social context.

Courtesy of 1×1 Gallery


September 19 (Thursday) - October 31 (Thursday)


1x1 Gallery

10, Alserkal Avenue Street 8 - Al Quoz 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


1x1 Gallery[email protected] 10, Alserkal Avenue Street 8 - Al Quoz 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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