Tracing the Chora

Tracing the Chora is a soundwalk through the interstices of Al Quoz conceived of and created by sound artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver. The Chora is a space to decipher the reality of our surroundings, which the walk invites not only through observing the vastly different terrains, but also through the experiences of those who have inhabited and observed the area for many years.

Tracing the Chora was developed as part of the 2015-2016 season of the Alserkal Avenue Programme, which sets out to critically examine the expanding concepts of community and belonging that are taking shape in Dubai. Commissioned artists are invited to investigate the industrial heritage of Al Quoz and the points of intersection between the Avenue and its neighbourhood through performance, social practice, research and public art.

Artist-led walks took place on 22 and 23 January, as part of Quoz Arts Fest, as well as during 14-19 March as part of Art Week. 

* Khôra was for Plato a metaphysical potential for space, later expanded by philosopher Jacques Derrida to where imagination becomes matter or architecture: “Chora is the spacing which is the condition for everything to take place.”

Visitors can still do the walk at any time, by loading the soundwalk on their phones or mp3 players, and letting the voiceover guide them around Al Quoz.

Download the file.