Artist Name: Roudha Alshamsi
Artwork Title: Dessaise الدسيس
Artwork Year: 2017
Artwork Medium:Structure with SS mirror cladding
Artwork: Dimensions: H 170, W 130 D 100.
This interactive installation is a visual representation of the locally known game,
"Dessaise". The game is played by three or more kids though hiding and seeking each other
within the old Emirati courtyards. The stand-alone sculpture allows for the hiding and
seeking one self’s reflection though the panels' mirrored reflection.
The elements of the design where taken from the well know architectural details of
old Emirati houses and courtyards. The panels are placed with 30 degrees angles tilted from
each other to achieve a contradictory scenario; to hide, and to seek. From one side, all panels
reflect the standing person/ object representing the concept “Seek”. On the other hand, The
back side seems to have a protruded angle of mirrors reflecting multiple reflections of the
standing person/object where it is difficult to have a clear reflection, representing the
opposite scenario of the game that is to “Hide”.