Stills from AMERICAS, DUBAIS
Each Wednesday of November at 6.30pm we will be screening two works by DUBAIS. Free to attend, please book your place to ensure entry as there is a limited capacity.
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.
( )topia is an a portrait of an American Ghost town featuring a musical collaboration between DUBAIS and HELL BOOKS.
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.