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DAYS, I See what I Saw and what I will See

Melik Ohanian

Melik Ohanian | DAYS, I See what I Saw and what I will See, 2011, Video Still - Day Version | Courtesy the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel. Co-produced by Sharjah Art Foundation. Photo © Melik Ohanian

Melik Ohanian | DAYS, I See what I Saw and what I will See, 2011, Video Still - Day Version | Courtesy the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel. Co-produced by Sharjah Art Foundation. Photo © Melik Ohanian

Projected on either side of a screen, “DAYS, I See what I Saw and what I will See” is a two-channel video installation of a labor camp in the United Arab Emirates.

Over the course of eleven days in 2011, Melik Ohanian laid camera tracks through the camp, shooting 100 meters during the day and at night to make a sequence which, once edited, became a continuous track showing the whole camp in 42 minutes. One side of the specially constructed screen shows night, the other day.