Dreams’ Time Capsule in Sharjah, UAE

The Dreams’ Time Capsule project has been invited by the Maraya Art Centre to be installed at the Al Qasba area and the Al Majaz park in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. During the four-days-long event, curated by Alexandra MacGilp, visitors have stepped into the itinerant installation to share one of their own dreams. In so doing, they have contributed to expanding the audio archive (to date about 1470 dreams’ descriptions).
From 22nd to 24th March and on 27th March, about 150 participants have participated in the project. We want to thank all the collaborators: Alicia, Rode, Ruby, Vivien, and Ali. Our best greetings to the director Giuseppe Moscatello and the Maraya Art Centre staff who made it possible. Eva Frapiccini’s residency program in Sharjah was supported  by FARE Milano in partnership with the Maraya Art Centre.

DTC project in Dubai

The Dreams’ Time Capsule project has been invited by the Maraya Art Centre for a two-days-long presentation at the SIKKA Art Fair in Dubai, during Art Dubai and the Art Week.
This year, the SIKKA Art Fair took place from 13th – 24th March, at the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, in Bur Dubai, the heart of the city.
The DTC project has been available for visitors on March 18th and 19th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 100 people have shared the space. Among them, about 60 people have contributed to the audio archive recording one of their dreams.
Many thanks to the fantastic staff of the Maraya Art Centre, the curator Alexandra Helen Macgilp, the programme manager Dana Al Sadekthe director Giuseppe Moscatello, all the volunteers who helped during the 8 hours-long events, and the brilliant staff of the Sikka Art Fair.  Thanks to everyone for helping us with the installation, the involvement of the public, and the communication of the event. A special thank to Fare Milano, which has supported Eva Frapiccini’s residency at the Maraya Art Centre, in Sharjah.
Below the events scheduled in the United Arab Emirates:
  • Eva Frapiccini Artist Talk – Dreams and Systems of Memory | 21st March 2016, 7 p.m. Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah.  Speakers: Eva Frapiccini, Ph.D. researcher in Fine Arts, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, Janet Bellotto, Associate Dean College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, and Alexandra Helen Macgilp, curator of the Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah
  • Dreams’ Time Capsule project | 22nd – 24th March 2016, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m, Al Qasba, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah
  • Dreams’ Time Capsule project | 26th – 26th March 2016, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m,  Al Majaz, Sharjah
Links:
http://maraya.ae/index.php?r=events%2Fview&id=152
http://maraya.ae/index.php?r=events%2Fview&id=153
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The DTC project travels towards the Art Week, Dubai

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Dreams’ Time Capsule will participate in Art Week which takes place from 13 – 19 March 2016, in Dubai.
The Artist Eva Frapiccini is Maraya Art Centre’s resident artist in partnership with FARE, Milan. Her project Dreams’ Time Capsule will be on view at Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, then move to Sharjah to Maraya Art Centre, at Al Qasba, and then Al Majaz Waterfront.
After the United Arab Emirates, the project will travel to the United Kingdom, to be exposed at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in July 2016.
– Sikka Art Fair, Dubai (18th – 19th March 2016); Al Qasba (22nd – 24th March 2016) and Al Majaz Waterfront (26th – 27th March 2016), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
– Yorkshire Sculpture Park (21th – 31th July 2016), Wakefield, United Kingdom
Public Talk:
21th September 2016 | 7 p.m.
Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
In conversation: Eva Frapiccini, visual artist and Ph.D researcher in Fine Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; El-Sayed El Aswad, professor of Anthropology at Department of Sociology, UAE University, Abu Dhabi; Janet Bellotto, Associate Dean College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Dubai, and Alexandra Helen Macgilp, curator at the Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah.