Sharjah Biennial Report: Adrift

Mar 21, 2013 7:57AM

“Take in the scene well,” a sailor laying across the ship’s deck instructs a shaky handed cameraman, one of the many seamen from India, Iran or Pakistan who contributed cellphone videos to CAMP’s new film From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2009–13).

The vessels sculling across the screen are anchored just meters away as the film, commissioned for the Biennial, shows at the Sharjah Creek. Assembled on the benches or crouched on the dusty ground are local men, who point and murmur in recognition with the appearance of each new ship.

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