Alaa Edris: The Seven Black Boxes of Observational Activity

Alaa Edris: The Seven Black Boxes of Observational Activity

Date: Monday 11 Mar, 2013 - Sunday 16 Jun, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Venue: Al Qasba Walk Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

A commsioned interactive archival installation project by Emirati visual artist Alaa Edris. Edris is renowned for producing research projects that explore social issues, semiotics and tradition within contemporary UAE culture. The artist will create a site specific installation of black boxes placed throughout Al Qasba. Although seemingly ordinary these boxes are in fact discreet audio visual recording and filming devices, which will record and collect public data. The premise of the project is to explore the themes of privacy and surveillance with the artist accumulating data for a future curated exhibition at the Maraya Art Centre.