Home on Neutral Ground, 2011

Rayyane Tabet
Home on Neutral Ground: a project in three parts, 2011
2-Channel HD video, colour, surround sound
24 hours
Steel, MDF, wheels, chalk
Dimensions variable
Installation view
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Overview

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium was built in 1981 by an Emirati entrepreneur upon his return home from studying in Pakistan. It grew through the 1980s and 1990s into one of the most prominent neutral venues for major international matches. In the following years its reputation receded and it was left to live on in the presence of its own past.

In 2010 it was donated to the national cricket team of Afghanistan and named their home ground. In the accumulation of these events, the stadium extends itself through references to other locations. A piece of Afghani land comes to cover a cricket pitch in Sharjah, a section of a stadium packs up and moves to a museum and the area of a cricket pitch gives itself out in one square foot units of white paint.


April 2011

This project was part of Sharjah Biennial 10

Project Images

Home on Neutral GroundHome on Neutral Ground: a project in three parts

Rayyane Tabet
2011

2-Channel HD video, colour, surround sound
24 hours
Steel, MDF, wheels, chalk
Dimensions variable
Installation view
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Home on Neutral GroundHome on Neutral Ground: a project in three parts  Image

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Home on Neutral Ground

Tabet, Rayyane

Rayyane Tabet's work explores the relationship between history and the built environment.