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GCC

Exploring power, imperialism and allegiance through language 

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Exosphere, 2014. Video, projector, speakers, acrylic, carpet, LED lights, fluorescent lights, reading light, fibre optic lights, lycra, plywood veneer, lacquer, MDF, brass, laser engraved crystal, turntable, embossed polyester fabric, paint, metal, polished brass strips, digital image printed on polyester transparency film, ceramic tiles, leather, frosted glass, stretched ceiling fabric.  Courtesy of the Artists.

GCC, Exosphere, 2014. Video, projector, speakers, acrylic, carpet, LED lights, fluorescent lights, reading light, fibre optic lights, lycra, plywood veneer, lacquer, MDF, brass, laser engraved crystal, turntable, embossed polyester fabric, paint, metal, polished brass strips, digital image printed on polyester transparency film, ceramic tiles, leather, frosted glass, stretched ceiling fabric.  Courtesy of the Artists.

Drawing soundbites from antidepressant ads, airline marketing material and quotes from the Qur’an read by a generic female voice with a vague British accent, this work aims to revitalize spaciousness and explore power, imperialism and allegiance through language.

GCC is a collective based in the Arabian Gulf. Their name is taken from the English abbreviation for the Cooperation Council of the Arab states of the Gulf. GCC creates works rooted in a multi-dimensional, fictional narrative that underlies systems of capital and power across various levels of government and society. The collective consists of Nanu Al-Hamad, Khalid al Gharaballi, Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Fatima Al Qadiri, Monira Al Qadiri, Aziz Alqatami, Barrak Alzaid and Amal Khalaf.

Presented with BMW and curated by Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York), Frieze Sounds will be played in the VIP 7 Series cars at Frieze New York. The works will also be accessible via a listening station inside the new Reading Room and BMW Lounge. The commissions will also be streamed online at frieze.com.