Apichatpong Weerasethakul
#1. Dilbar

A Bangladeshi labourer in UAE is dislocated out of time and place in this extract from meditative artwork Dilbar

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A work by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siri, commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation, Dilbar, which means beloved, is a black-and-white portrait of a migrant labourer of the same name. One of the million of Bangladeshi workers who currently live and work in the United Arab Emirates, Dilbar is a voiceless soul who moves between construction site and labour camp. 

This is an extract of the work exhibited at Anthony Reynolds Gallery from 11 April to 17 May 2014

All works courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, Copyright the Artist.

These films have been curated for Dazed by Jacqui Davies.

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