FIELD MEETING: THINKING PERFORMANCE

Lantian Xie (Dubai)

Turn the Cloud Weather into Sun and Fun

Using delicate sensory prompts, Dubai-based artist Lantian Xie guided us through airport terminals, the high seas, hotel resorts and heritage sites, to question preconceived ideas of sounds and body types attached to certain places and expectations of how they ought to perform.

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Lantian Xie makes images about Dubai. He is particularly interested in hotel lobbies, cafeteria menus, and gulfs. Xie holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He co-hosts a weekly program on Dubai Eye 103.8FM, and is editor-at-large at THE STATE. Xie was formerly an artist-in-residence at the Delfina Foundation in London. Recent shows include Hassan Matar, Grey Noise, Dubai; Accented, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE; and Equations of Sight-Similarity, On Stellar Rays, NYC.

Lantian Xie participation in FIELD MEETING is supported by Alserkal Avenue (Dubai)

Top Right: Image courtesy of Carol Haggerty.
Bottom Right: Image courtesy of the artist.