The Spring 2012 issue of Canadian Art features an article by Hadani Ditmars on Abbas Akhavan, a nomadic Toronto-based artist. This video, posted to supplement the magazine story, shows excerpts from Akhavan's 2011 work Hawkers.
Created during Trinity Square Video's semi-annual artist-in-residence program in collaboration with the Images Festival, Hawkers, curated by Jean Paul Kelly, is a video installation that occupies two spaces within the gallery. The video was shot in Dubai, UAE, where falconry, a traditional part of desert life, has been practiced for centuries. The work is a quick glance at the relationships between locals and visitors, humans and animals, tradition and new economies.
This artwork excerpt is posted courtesy the artist, The Third Line, Dubai, and Trinity Square Video.
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