October 7, 2015
Kuwaiti multi-media artist Zahed Sultan presents ‘Resonance’.
Earlier this year, Zahed Sultan was invited to participate in Doug Aitken’s Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening at The Barbican Centre, in creative partnership with The Vinyl Factory.
Using existing and new material developed during an onsite residency, Kutwaiti artist Zahed Sultan performed an interactive multimedia experience, featuring signature tracks ‘Hakatha’ and ‘I Want Her But I Don’t Want Her’.
The performance combined live music, dance and physical theatre, as well as visuals and light manipulation to blur the lines between analogue and digital; nostalgia and futurism; and what’s real and what is perceived.
In collaboration with a creative pool of artists, Zahed aspired for the performance to be an immersive happening, an attempt to allow audience members to perceive, engage and feel.
Zahed’s performance on July 16 2015 was captured in this short, conceptual film by Timothy George Kelly.
Zahed Sultan’s residency and performance at Station to Station was in conjunction with the Shubbak Festival and supported by the British Council (Kuwait).