“Model of Motions delivers an ominous message, that in the age of globalization we are on a path towards annihilation.”
Award-winning artists and collaborators Sama Alshaibi and Michael Fadel mount their multimedia installation Model of Motions at form & concept, opening June 18. An official satellite show of the CURRENTS New Media Festival 2021, the display features their collaborative piece Swell, a kinetic sculpture featuring a rocking wooden boat, gypsum sand and an anchor. This ever-shifting artwork is accompanied by a short video titled Footsteps. As a whole, the installation carries visitors to historic and futuristic contexts from the Middle East to Northern Africa, linking the displacement caused by the Silk Road to today’s refugee crises across the globe.