Art

Understanding 'Different Air'

02 February 2017Alserkal Avenue
Understanding 'Different Air'

Karim Sultan is an artist and curator based in Dubai. Different Air is the first iteration of a three-part commission that involves an interaction between the performer and a piece of recorded media. The premise of the performance is based around the increasing distance between an individual who leaves home and the memories they retain in their migration, specifically the difficulties in retaining them accurately and performing them meaningfully as they drift further and further away from their homeland, geographically and chronologically.

Karim discusses his background in music, the impact it's had on his art and the thinking that has fed into his commission.