Title: An Introvert's Dream Party
Venue: Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Curator: Yasmina Reggad
An Introvert's Dream Party is a voluntary disturbance, and an antithesis to the annual parties at Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah. Instead of generating an atmosphere that is conducive to a dance party, Jumairy offered a unique “silent dance experience” inspired by silent discos and flash mobs. Wireless headphones were available for guests in a demarcated area at the same time and same venue Art Dubai parties were hosted. Additionally, the artist composed sound tracks for participants to follow whilst listening to his music. Jumairy’s performance created a tension among a seemingly homogenous group of people by providing a small number with a completely isolated and collectively introspective experience in what is a typically communal environment. An Introvert's Dream Party was also a comment on the individualisation of social behavior.