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  • To the Desert; In Presence or In Absence
    sharjah UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    American University of Sharjah

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Talin HAZBER: For Bedouin poets, the desert is not an arena of war but a place of community. It isn’t not a site of alienation and exile but a location for self-fulfillment and meditation. They don’t see it as a devoid of nature but consider it full of life. The desert in its presence or absence is power, a nomad source of power that’s always shifting and changing forms. This research speculates the notion of camouflage which is, the means of obscuring, screening objects so that they are lost in their surroundings. The location is the outskirts of any busy city, in a site that by its nature is isolated and of a desert nature. I was fascinated by the desert and how one can’t easily lose the sense of direction, space and views.

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