This week we speak to curator Tarek Abou El Fetouh about his third year of performative projects for Art Abu Dhabi, Durub Al Tawaya III, many of which take place around the city. The preview performances for the fair have been a daily audio walk called Remote Abu Dhabi by the German art group Rimini Protokoll, who produce what has been described as ‘documentary theatre’. They have mapped their audio tour Remote X, which has so far taken place in at least 3 score cities and towns across the world, for the particular challenge of Abu Dhabi. The walk which is for on average 30 people includes a hospital, a bus station, a bus ride and a shopping mall, a female voice Rachel sets the tone. You are a human, she is not, she is observing you. Interviewees are a 7yr old participant, Remote Abu Dhabi producer Ezzat Al Hamwi and Tarek Abou El Fetouh. We also hear parts of the walk.
Read our detailed review of the walk HERE but be aware <spoiler alert!>
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