Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place from 5 November, the gallery will be closed until 2 December. We will now be hosting ( )topia and AMERICAS by DUBAIS online for November. Please note there is some strong language and sensitive content.
( )topia is an a portrait of an American Ghost town featuring a musical collaboration between DUBAIS and HELL BOOKS. Utilizing surrealist and futuristic aesthetic, AMERICAS is a visual micro album from DUBAIS written about paranoia, nostalgia, Stockholm Syndrome, consumer technologies, mindfulness©, isolation, and the current state of America. AMERICAS was created by and for Youtube and iPhones.
بدبى aka DUBAIS is the interdisciplinary lo-fi ArabFuturist band from cultural activist and artist Nadia Buyse, who has been in at least 30 bands that she can remember (Caldonias, Ghost Mom, Tombstalker, Business Lunch to name a few). Although DUBAIS operates like a band, it often times becomes a vehicle for performance based work and cultural activism in which Nadia uses the tropes of pop music to examine post modern human conditions; focusing on diasporic migration, emotional incapacitations, consumer technologies, hybrid identities, intersectional feminism, and transnational communities. Under this moniker, DUBAIS has released music, published text, taught a multitude of workshops, exhibited work, organized/participated in protests/ demos and performed in more than 20 countries.