As we have announced in last month’s issue, Sail eMagazine’s team participated with Archive80 Exhibition, which was curated by Alia AlShamsi. To view the announcement post, click here.
As the exhibition was about growing up during the 80s in the UAE, Sail team contributed with a total of 4 artworks among many other big names in the community.
Here is a listing of the Sail’s team contribution and some snapshots:
1. Trip to the 80’s
Through her pieces, Reem Abdalla takes a trip back to the 80’s and the memories she had of it. She used different techniques to bring her art alive using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The concept idea was formulated after reminiscing the special memories of the 80’s: the music, the movies, the cartoons and of course her favorite food/drinks from her childhood. Each piece holds a special memory to Reem. In her pieces she incorporated her favorite movie, her favorite food and her favorite music artists from the 80’s.
2. A Walk Down Memory Lane
The memory lane is a wonderful place where one can remember all the beautiful things he/she once had. The brain has a way of organizing memories and combining them to come up with a big picture that says it all. This mosaic artwork is constructed from the memories of Sail eMagazine’s Team and their days in the 1980s.
Designed by: Hamda AlHashemi
Pictures collected from: Mohammed AlJuneibi, Mohammed Kazim, Reem Abdalla, Rooda AlNeama, Shaima AlTamimi, & Iman Ben Chaibah
3. Boom Box Pixilated Explosion:
Thinking about the 80s makes us think of a simpler time, where everyone liked the same candies, watched the same cartoons, played the same games, and sang the same songs. The idea came to Rooda AlNeama as she realized that there are certain icons that when we see we are immediately transformed into our memories from the 80s. She dug up those icons to remind everyone of some of the lost memories that are only triggered by sight. No matter how many times we remember our childhood, it is the joy of relating to others and realizing you experienced similar things that truly makes it never get old or boring. Rooda made the icons pixilated as a reminder of the simple times when games where pixilated compared to the present where everything is in high definition and detailed.
“This piece is about the sights and sounds of the decade that gave us outrageous visions of the future; the sounds were electronic, the TV shows were real & simple, and the video game culture was going mainstream.
Concept by: Mohamemd AlJuneibi
Executed by: Fatma Bujsaim
The gallery was generous enough to transfer one its display rooms into a theater room to show the video. Here is the video:
May 2011’s issue:
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