“Ever since I returned from my studies in America I’ve been interested in creating experiences and engaging multiple senses,” says Hind Bin Demaithan about her artistic practice. Bin Demaithan is an artist, curator and designer who is one of the two selected participants to represent the Dubai pavilion of Abwab 2018; an exhibition made up of five pavilions, offering design talent from the Middle East a platform to showcase their ideas. After studying at the California Institute of the Arts from where she received an MFA in Theatre and Integrated Media, Bin Demaithan returned to the UAE with a focus in video design for immersive performances and founded her own creative consultancy, Hamzat Wasl.
She sees herself as occupying the middle ground between art and design as well as being the practitioner and at times taking the role of curator. “Sometimes I’m the composer and sometimes I’m helping others look at their own work from a different perspective,” she says.
For the Abwab Dubai Pavilion (supported by Tashkeel), Bin Demaithan has teamed up with Saeed Al Madani to create an immersive installation that comprises an abundance of visuals and a layered soundscape. All five Abwab pavilions will respond to the theme of ‘Between the Lines’. Pairs of designers from five creative communities have been asked to consider their roles as that of a storyteller, and to see their design exhibition as an opportunity for information exchange.
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