Moving Abu Dhabi denotes the thirteenth manifestation of the Mappings project. For the first time in the series, video capture is employed to record the 1440 ephemeral moments in the 24-hour performance. Moving Abu Dhabi begins at midnight on January 23, 2014, on Electra Street in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi. As the night trudges forward, an austere serenity envelops the city and all of its precious little things. Movement is rare and slight. With the changing light, the city’s denizens emerge for their cameos on the concrete stage. The frenetic cadence of modern life takes hold, and manic cars and trucks dwarf the landscape. The Capital Gardens near the Corniche provide but a few moments of green respite. Eventually the night falls and the city exhales a collective sigh and we see lights flash on and off and on and off …
— Roberto Lopardo
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