From the past we love,To the future we need
6-7-8 October 2023Dubai, Alserkal Avenue


Festival X is an interdisciplinary platform intersecting Arts, Science, and Technology, to develop a media arts community in Dubai, UAE.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is characterized by cultural diversity, where tradition and modernity, as well as regional circumstances and global dynamics, intersect in a unique way. These circumstances have led to a special ecosystem in which people and their culture, tools, and relationship with nature form a special alliance. This relationship is the result of specific existential conditions and has created a logical connection between tradition, innovation, and vision that is not evident in the same way in other parts of the world. The ability to defy and adapt to circumstances has become an everyday routine and an important part of the cultural identity.

This raises the question of how this complex life situation can be artistically reflected and what artistic forms of expression and tools can emerge from it.

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