LIFE INTERRUPTED -G.H. RABBATH {ARTIST TO WATCH/ PAINTING}

G.H. Rabbath Ph.D. uses writing and visual art as a performative and participative art action. He taught Cognitive Science and Art Theory in a Beirut University, and his Ph.D. Thesis was referenced in philosopher Jean Clam’s Orexis. G.H. Rabbath engaged in several meta-artistic interventions
in the art world since 2009 and the publication of ‘Can One Man Save the (Art) World‘. In 2010 he curated M. Obaidi’s latest show in Art Dubai along side publishing ‘Mr Obaidi and the Fair Skies® Corporation’ that addressed the neurosciences of racial bias in relation to conceptual art. In 2013 he
launched The Better World Project, and on November 28, 2014, was part of the official festivities for the observance of the United Nations’ International Year of Justice for the Palestinian People, at U.N. HQ in Beirut where he showed The Better World Project portraits of Palestinians as well as U.N. staff. As of October 2015 year, a special edition of edition of the Better World Project called Signing with Light can be seen in the recently published book The Gulf at OR books on behalf of the GulfLabor.org artist coalition fighting for the rights of migrant labor in the U.A.E. and Gulf countries. In 2016, he launched The Better World Project in Europe. Life Uninterrupted is his latest project using action painting to
connect in real time with the viewer, and create a narrative together. His present research art project explores the figure of Goethe’s Faust as a paradigm of contemporary art in a post-globalized world.

 

I’m exploring the performative trace on paper as a faithful witness to people’s acts and being in their lives. This work is connected to my artistic research re the figure of Goethe’s Faust as a paradigm for the contemporary artist bound to take on the system in a post globalized world.

Concept

A large sheet of uninterrupted paper is unrolled in a space. The artist stand near it. People come up to the artist and tell him or give him something of theirs, and their actions and words are acted as semiotraces on the paper. People can choose to interact with the fresh paint of the semiotraces or leave them be. They can choose to interact with the artist, or the other people present or just keep their distance. Words are only spoken to the artist when when near the paper. New paper is unrolled in parallel spaces as more people choose to interact with the artist, until there is no space left.

See more of Rabbath’s work here: INSTAGRAM

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