Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi
6 February – 21 March 2021
The exhibition features two recent films by the Berlin-based artist. In her practice, Comilang’s documentary-based works create narratives that look at how our understandings of mobility, capital and labor on a global scale are shaped through various cultural and social factors.
While Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso documents intentional gestures of care and community that help collapse the distance from home and soothe the heartache of separation from kin and culture, land and language, Diaspora Ad Astra portrays the melancholy and isolation that typifies the lives of all migrants, for whom home always remains a paradise lost.
The show follows The Stonebreakers in the four part series Substructures: Excavating the Everyday. The series, curated by Murtaza Vali, investigates some of the infrastructures that shape the spaces, contours and rhythms of Gulf urbanism, revealing forms and networks so embedded within the Khaleeji quotidian that they are commonly overlooked.
From the press text of Warehouse421.