Dilbar, 2013

video / Installation

in collaboration with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Single-Channel Video Installation, Suspended glass pane
HD Digital, B&W, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Dolby 5.1, 10 minutes (loop), 2013

Commissioned by
The Sharjah Art Foundation
First installed at the Sharjah Biennale 11, UAE, 13 March – 13 May, 2013

Cast: Delowar ‘Dilbar’ Hossain, Yaseen, Aswani Kumar
Camera: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Composer: Koichi Shimizu
Sound Supervisor and Mixer: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Sound Recorder: Chalermrat Kaweewattana
Sound Mixing Studio: Butterfly Studio
Post-Production Supervisor: Lee Chatametikool
Editor: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Color Correction: Houdini Studio
Transportation: Mohammed Baiju
Production Assistant & Translator: Aswani Kumar
Accounting: Parichart Pu-aree

His name means ‘full of hearts’. He is a Bengali construction worker at the newly-built Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces. The city’s warm winter drives Dilbar into a slumber. His ‘sleeping’ existence shifts between the museum and the labour camp. DILBAR is a portrait of a city builder, one of a million Bangladeshi workers currently living in the UAE.