Single-channel video

2015, 4’45”

Dubai is a city built to sell, a triumph of capitalism. This ‘Brave New World’ is built by thousands of low-paid South Asian migrant workers living and working in very poor conditions, usually with no labor law protections. The video depicts the city’s construction site where laborers work at night, because of tight deadlines. Their manual work contrasts with huge architectural structures. Their presence in the dark and dehumanized surroundings of the building seems mysterious, fragile, and delicate.