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This work explores how the body, insignificant gestures and absurd repetitive movements can trigger narratives. Drawing on her interests in narratives and disastrous scenarios, Kaoud looked at potential emergency provisions designed for the site of the fair, Madinat Jumeirah, which could cause visitors to question their safety and secure spaces. By examining the safety manuals and precautionary materials that anticipate visitors’ behavior, Kaoud developed a work that challenges our notions of security in a public venue. This performance triggers narratives that speculate on one’s individual perceptions of a safe space and safety measures.
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