Divided by three pockets of time; past, present and future are brought together through investigations of sound, image, and video sourced from archival vaults and personal recordings.

Divided by three pockets of time, Thulathi: Threefoldis an expression of past, present and future brought together through investigations of sound, image, and video sourced from archival vaults and personal recordings. The space is defined by a protruding triangular ‘parasite’ to break the natural form of the pavilion. Each corner of the triangle opens slightly through apertures revealing theatres of video projections and silhouette cutouts. The theatres can only be viewed by standing on the outside the pavilion and peering through the apertures. Inside, visitors of the Dubai Pavilion are invited to experience the intersection of time through sound alone, as though standing within a version of the city itself.

Team: Saeed Al Madani & Hind Bind Demaithan
Supported by Tashkeel

Saeed Al Madani is an Emirati artist from Dubai with a Master’s degree in printmaking from the Royal College of Art. Saeed’s practice draws on elements of conceptual, minimalist, and abstract strategies to explore the relationship between language, place and material form, and the process of writing and (de)constructing identities. Saeed completed the Sheikha Salama Foundation and Rhode Island School of Design Emerging Artist Fellowship.

Hind Bin Demaithan is a curator and video composer for immersive performances, founder and CEO of creative consultancy Hamzat Wasl, partner at Art in Public Space, and director of events at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center. Hind has curated multiple shows and her work exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. She received her MFA in Theater and Integrated Media with a concentration in Video for Performance California Institute of the Arts. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from Zayed University.

About Abwab
Translated as ‘doors’ in Arabic, Abwab is an exhibition, architectural installation and a highlight of Dubai Design Week. It's the only initiative of its kind to offer a platform for design talent from across the Middle East.

For the fourth edition, located at the centre of Dubai Design District (d3), Abwab will host a collection of design experiences drawn from five communities in the Middle East. Two designers are invited from each place to collaborate and produce works situated in dedicated pavilions related to the theme: ‘Between the Lines’.