Inside Indie: 12/06/2021

Welcome to the 8th Inside Indie!

Here’s this week’s highlights:

Short film Hello Hello featuring Actors of Determination will be screened on July 1 at The Hive Drama Fest 2021

2nd annual Saudi eSports tournament Gamers Without Borders pledges to donate $10 million to vaccine distribution

Warehouse421 is accepting applications for its Internship and Mentorship Programme

Short film Hello Hello featuring Actors of Determination will be screened on July 1 at The Hive Drama Fest 2021

Determined & Dramatic, an initiative to empower people of Determination using drama, will screen Hello Hello on July 1 at The Hive Drama Fest 2021, a week long theater festival, and on YouTube.

Actors living in Dubai and India rehearsed their parts virtually on Zoom. The short film, which is written by Alba Rose, the founder of Determined & Dramatic, is about conversations and connections starring 18 People of Determination from 6 nationalities in Dubai and India.

It will be screened on July 1 at The Hive Drama Fest 2021, a week long theater festival, and on YouTube. Tickets are available here.

2nd annual Saudi eSports tournament Gamers Without Borders pledges to donate $10 million to vaccine distribution

The second annual Gamers Without Borders tournament is officially underdway, with gamers of all skill levels battling it out until August 8, 2021 under the theme No One Left Behind.

The tournament is split between community series, which let gamers of all abilities fight titles in a virtual studio, and elite series, where some of the world’s best gamers will compete for the tournament’s $10m charity prize. Winners will donate their share of the prize fund towards charitable initiatives, such as UNICEF, working towards ensuring some of the world’s most vulnerable countries receive Covid-19 vaccines.

Created by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS) in partnership with The Electronic Sports League (ESL), the world’s largest eSports company, the event will be streamed live on the festival’s website and social media accounts.

Broadcasts will be held in seven languages, and will also include a fundraiser for viewers to donate to any of the charities supported by Gamers Without Borders.

To learn more, please visit https://www.gamerswithoutborders.com/

Warehouse421 now accepting applications for its Internship and Mentorship Programme

Warehouse421 is accepting applications for its internship and mentorship programme, which offers a structured mentorship model, and a learning-focused approach to the exhibition operations through workshops, crits, and seminars.

Selected candidates will gain an understanding of logistic and budgeting of Warehouse421 exhibitions, public programs, communications or educational programmes as well as experience in the operational side of things, and hands=on experience in exhibition planning and execution, assistance in research, curation, working directly with creative practitioners, educational and community outreach and more.

To learn more and apply, please click here.

Upcoming Events

‘Abstraction and Calligraphy – Towards a Universal Language’. Louvre Abu Dhabi, until June 12. Tickets required.

This exhibition is showcasing 101 artworks from 16 partner institution collections, including Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Among the works on display are pieces by Dia Azzawi, Mona Hatoum, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lee Krasner, André Masson, Jackson Pollock, Anwar Jalal Shemza, and Cy Twombly, many for the first time in the region. It also includes two original artworks by contemporary artists eL Seed and Sanki King.

Cemented Sky. Zawyeh Gallery, Warehouse 27, Al Serkal Avenue, until August 21.

An exhibition by the young emerging Palestinian artist Yazan Abu Salameh that explores a geography with distant horizons and density of structures. A wall upon a wall and a concrete block over another, the melancholy of the urban environment, as a byproduct of military occupation, manifests in Abu Salameh’s artworks. They emit ambivalence of feelings, self reflection and irony combined with an overwhelming presence of concrete, not only as a form but also as a subject and metaphor.

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