Week 26 . G.H. Rabbath . SIGNING WITH LIGHT


‘SIGNING WITH LIGHT’, still from a GIF animation, 2014

This week’s contribution to Gulf Labor’s 52 Weeks is by G.H. Rabbath
To view more images from the series please click here
‘SIGNING WITH LIGHT’ is an ongoing performative photography project by G.H. Rabbath taking place at the 392RMEIL393 art project spaces, in Beirut. People coming into the gallery space are told about the Gulf Labor project, and the ones who accept are photographed while reading posts from gulflabor.org or signing the petition. 


Gulf Labor is a coalition of artists and activists who have been working since 2011 to highlight the coercive recruitment, and deplorable living and working conditions of migrant laborers in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island (Island of Happiness). Our campaign focuses on the workers who are building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum (in collaboration with the British Museum). 

“52 Weeks” is a one year campaign starting in October 2013. Artists, writers, and activists from different cities and countries are invited to contribute a work, a text, or action each week that relates to or highlights the unjust living and working conditions of migrant laborers building cultural institutions in Abu Dhabi.

To learn more visit: www.gulflabor.org

Please read and/or sign our petition

For additional information, please email: contact@gulflabor.org

4 thoughts on “Week 26 . G.H. Rabbath . SIGNING WITH LIGHT”

    1. Sorry for the difficulties. That address normally works so I’ll see if anything is wrong. By “info on the demonstrations,” do you mean the ones that have already happened or future events? There is lots of press coverage on the ones we did already. As for future events, you can give us permission to use your email so we can attempt to invite you to future meetings (assuming the group approves this).

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