Part 5 of the Global Art Forum, an event designed to explore the ways in which artists, writers, technologists, historians, musicians and thinkers have imagined, and are shaping, the future.
A short talk on a long repose. Theologians, activists and poets have told of people who sleep for 300 years and then awaken into a transformed world, as a way to critique the present and imagine the future. From 6th century Syriac eschatology to medieval Islamic futurisms, socialist sci-fi to the 1930s Egyptian theatre, it seems the quickest way to get to the future is to sleep. But will you like it when you get there?
Anna Della Subin (Essayist and Contributing Editor, Bidoun)
The 2016 Global Art Forum was commissioned by writer Shumon Basar, with artist/curator Amal Khalaf and anthropologist Uzma Z. Rizvi, who co-chaired this special evening of conversations, performances and music. The Forum continues at its home at Art Dubai, March 16-19, 2016, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Presented by Art Dubai in partnership with the ICA. Art Dubai's Global Art Forum is presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and supported by Dubai Design District (d3).
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