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The Pavilion Downtown Dubai is proud to present Christian Ja nkowski’s video installation The Eye of Dubai – a black and white film that recalls Jankowski’s first trip to Dubai\, and is accompanied by a television documentary from the BBC World News series ‘Collaboration Cultu re’ which chronicled the making of the film. Upon their arrival in Dubai\, the artist and his film crew were led by their local guide\, Rami Farook\, who took them to various destinations throughout the city where they remain ed blindfolded until the last night of their trip when they viewed their fi lm for the first time.

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The starting point for the work was an invit ation by the BBC to participate in their Collaboration Culture series. For this project\, two films were produced:  one was created by Jankowski’s Ber lin-based film crew\, which consisted of a director (Jankowski)\, a cinemat ographer and a sound recordist and the other film\, directed and produced b y the BBC\, is a documentation of Jankowski’s project.

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Throughout t heir stay in Dubai\, the film crew remained blindfolded and relied solely o n a local collaborator to lead them though the city. Under the Collaboratio n Culture series\, the BBC connected Jankowski to Dubai-based curator Rami Farook\, who became an emblematic figure in the process. By being blindfold ed\, the artist was not influenced by his sense of sight\, and handed respo nsibility to Farook to guide them around the city. Farook’s personal tour o f Dubai started at Burj Khalifa and continued on to a number of destination s that included amongst others an artist studio\, a gallery\, and Ski Dubai . Upon arrival at each destination\, Farook refrained from revealing the lo cation and instead left the film crew entirely unaware of their surrounding s.

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The initial edit of the film also took place blindfolded in Duba i. On the last night of the crews trip and a few seconds before the present ation of the film\, Farook removed Jankowski’s blindfold so that the artist – and later his crew – could finally see the result of their work\, as wel l as the faces of their Emirati guide and the BBC team. Only then were they able to compare their inner images and their non-visual impressions to the images of their film.

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ABOUT CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI\n

Christian Jankowski was born in 1968 in Göttingen\, Germany and live s and works in Berlin. His work is a performance which engages collaborator s to collude with him. The collaborative nature of Jankowski’s practice is paramount\, as each participant unintentionally contributes his or her own texture to the experience. His videos\, films\, and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally in places such as Sala de Arte Pu blico Siqueiros\, Mexico City\, MX (2012)\, MACRO\, Rome\, IT (2012)\, Nass auischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden\, DE (2009)\, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart\, DE (20 08)\, Miami Art Museum\, Miami\, FL (2007)\, and MIT List Visual Art Center \, Massachusetts (2005). He has participated in numerous Biennials\, includ ing the Venice Biennial in 1999\, the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museu m of American Art\, New York in 2002 and the Taipei and Sydney Biennials in 2010.

DTEND:20130128 DTSTAMP:20140828T154709 DTSTART:20130110 GEO:25.1896165;55.2731956 LOCATION:The Pavilion Downtown Dubai\,Emaar Boulevard \nDubai\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:THE EYE OF DUBAI \, Christian Jankowski UID:257321 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR