and thereafter, tasweer photo festival
By Sonic Jeel2023
A collaboration between Hadeer Omer and Sonic Jeel, And Thereafter - activates Souq Waqif into a dynamic spatial experience that transforms three key areas of Al Koot Fort; ‘The Transition’ (courtyard), ‘The Journey’ (back room), and ‘The Metamorphosis’ (entrance room). Omer creates a heightened sense of the myriad sensory experiences in the souq through captured images and sounds, all uniquely choreographed in the designated spaces of the fort.
The narrative unfolds as the spaces are explored in no particular sequence, guided by the experiential elements of aroma, sound, light, and imagery. The boundaries between the projected light installations and their narratives, the fort’s architecture, and our physical presence as visitors exploring the space are blurred through Omar’s immersive storytelling and use of captivating technologies in the fort’s environment. The video projections and soundscapes play in an asynchronous loop creating a constantly-renewing, generative experience that evolves over time, celebrating contemporary Qatari heritage, wrapped in Omar’s immersive media dreamscape.