The Untitled Chair Project

Where To Register In India

August 26, 2014


For my friends in India that are interested in joining the registry or may have questions, please click HERE to visit Datri at www.DatriWorld.org

The Chair Reassembled

August 14th, 2014


Reassembled. The chair has found a new place in Goa, warm and artsy, it feels like home. The objective remains the same, the chair carries a message of enlightenment and hope. We will venture out into the streets of Goa and continue to raise awareness for the need for registered bone marrow donors.

Goa

August 13th, 2014
Warm sun on my face.
Crashing waves.
Birds above.
Children laughing. 
Soft wind.
And the brief silence in between. 
I am finding myself again in Goa, India. 
The chair is reassembled, pics soon. 

Goa, India

August 10th, 2014

Last night my boys and i danced in the rain here in Goa. It's the first time we've seen rain in several years. Locals and tourist watched as if we had lost all of our common sense. From our perspective, we were celebrating life. 
We are becoming more acclimated to our new environment. I will be assembling the chair soon, pics to follow.
Life is beautiful.

India!

July 28th 2014

The chair and I are headed to India to continue to raise awareness. This is going to be an amazing experience!


An Interview With Danna

July 18, 2014

I recently did an interview with Danna at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai. Her interpretation of our meeting is beautiful and hilarious. I am thankful.
Click HERE to read the interview.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

June 30th 2014

A BIG thank you to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for sharing the project on their blog.
Please CLICK here to visit the blog.

Autopoiesis - Cultural Institute at King's College London

June 25th, 2014

Autopoiesis, the act of self-creation and self-production, is a metaphor for what this experimental cultural project is all about. 

I recently submitted The Untitled Chair Project to an open call at the Cultural Institute at King's College London, it was accepted for an online exhibition.


Wanna See Some Polaroids From The Project?

June 19, 2014


Follow along on Instagram to see new and unseen Polaroids from the project. Click HERE for some insight.

A Story Worth Sharing...

June 9, 2014

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Foreign Minister, visited children at the Oncology Centre at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain on Sunday.
During his visit, Sheikh Abdullah shaved his head in solidarity with the children undergoing treatment for cancer. He was also briefed on the services provided to the 13 children in the centre.






My Journey With The Chair...

May 13, 2014
My journey with the chair has brought me to unexpected places and introduced me to amazing people from all walks of life.  
I am thankful.

Love

May 8th, 2014
This is an actual Polaroid from the project. I forgot to remove the lens cap (kinda funny), so the film came out black and unexposed. Instead of throwing it away, I turned it into "Love".

If you look closely at the bottom right corner, you will see a small light leak on the film.

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Del and His Custom-Built Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer

May 2, 2014
Del and I started our day having breakfast at Biker's Cafe here in Dubai. I had the "English Breakfast", two eggs (mine was scrambled with a bit of cheese), beef bacon, Sausages, and hash brown with butter and jam. It was the BEST breakfast I've had since moving to the UAE three years ago. After washing it all down with a dose of caffeine... a vanilla cappuccino, we headed out into the streets of Dubai.
  Shortly after leaving Biker's Cafe, we stumbled upon some really great graffiti along Jumeirah road.
Del on his 2009 Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer. In this image, he is looking at one of the Polaroids we had just taken. To learn more about the details of Del's custom built Triumph, please click HERE.
 About halfway through the photo-shoot, the heat was starting to take a toll on us. We unanimously decided to wrap it up and regroup next week at my new favorite breakfast spot.
Headed home.

Valentina In Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

April, 13th 2014
Valentina from Solbiate Arno, Italy

We started our adventurous day with a mega-dose of sugar and caffeine at Tucano Coffee in Ras Al Khaimah. We brainstormed and discussed potential locations while eating a slice of delicious Oreo cheesecake (highly recommended). Afterwards, we set out and started exploring Ras Al Khaimah. Here are a few images from our day.
Oreo Cheesecake at Tucano Coffee. OH! EM! GEE! It was good!

We found a retired airport with an old jet plane parked out front. It's been converted into a billboard for a local resort named Palma Beach Resort. 

This is one of several watch towers in Ras Al Khaimah.

I don't know what was on the other side of the wall. I didn't ask. Only Valentina knows.

For my friends in Italy that are interested in learning more about becoming a bone marrow donor.
Registro nazionale Italiano Donatori di Midollo Osseo.

Motorcycles!

March 9th 2014

The Chair and I were invited to Duseja Motorcycles open house yesterday. Had a great time sharing the project and cause with motorcyclist from all over the world. Several people signed up to participate in the photography project.
A BIG thank you to Duseja Motorcycles!

Sharjah Art Foundation

January 9th, 2014
I picked up the chair and several polaroids today, they've been on display at the "Vantage Point Sharjah" exhibition at the Sharjah Art Foundation.
It was a HUGE joy being a part of the exhibition! 

The No White Walls Exhibition In The National Newspaper

September 26, 2013
It was an absolute honor sharing wall space at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr with these amazing artist. 
The exhibition was hosted by Royal Jet.
A BIG thank you to Anne Seaman for the write up. CLICK here to read her article in The National Newspaper.
I am truly thankful to all!
Look closely at my right hand in the above photo, I'm secretly signing (American Sign Language) "I Love You" to my daughter in Texas.
 

Pecha Kucha at The Maraya Art Centre

September 22nd 2013

What are your plans on the evening of 28th of September? I will be sharing The Untitled Chair Project at the Pecha Kucha event hosted by the Maraya Art Centre. Come hangout out, bring your BFF and enjoy the presentations.

About last night...

September 8, 2013

The "Vantage Point Sharjah" exhibition at the Sharjah Art Foundation was A. MAZ. ING.
I had a wonderful time and met some great people.
I am thankful.

Vantage Point Sharjah Exhibition

August 30th, 2013

Several Polaroids from the project will be on display at the "Vantage Point Sharjah" exhibition, scheduled for September 7th 2013 at the Sharjah Art Foundation.
For more information, please CLICK here.



Exploring Sharjah, UAE

July 15, 2013
The chair and I spent the day exploring Sharjah. Here are a few Polaroids from our adventure.

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First Test Print Complete

July 3, 2013
First test print of a limited edition print run. A few anomalies to work out, but overall it looks nice. Looking forward to seeing it signed, numbered, matted and framed.

No White Walls - Art Exhibition

June 27, 2013

I'm excited to announce that I will be participating in a group gallery show titled "No White Walls", I will be exhibiting images from The Untitled Chair Project. Opening of the exhibition is scheduled for September 19th, 2013 at the beautiful Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel here in Abu Dhabi. 
Exhibiting artists : Julia Ibbini, Janine Ibbini, Emily Gordon, Andrew Field,
Jennifer Simon, Sean Blake & Kathryn Ryan.
You can follow the artist's progress on facebook at (click here) No White Walls.

Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre


The chair and I recently had the opportunity to meet the wonderful people at the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre.
If you squint and look closely, you can spot me in the crowd.

Kind words from a participant

May 21, 2013
Photo by ChenLin Kng
A participant and newfound friend from Malaysia shares his personal experience with The Untitled Chair Project.
"While preparing for our first visit, i was searching for useful information and things to do in Dubai on the web, something attracted me. An article in TimeOutDubai about The Untitled Chair Project really attracted my eyeballs. It’s a project to raise awareness about the dire need for bone marrow donors. My friends and I decided to take part in this project and I emailed Sean Blake, the photographer, and he agreed to let us join in no time. So, we arranged the meet up on 11 March for photo shooting session in 
Dubai..."