The Artist-in-Residence Program provides local and visiting artists, curators, and researchers with accomodation and studio facilities at the Tile Factory, providing a unique space for the creation, development and exchange of creative ideas and projects. The program serves most of all as a meeting place for artists: facilitating creative encounters, discussions and the exchange of experiences, and then opening these up to the public, acting as a conduit to the outside world.

In a sense, the residency acts as an incubator for the creation and exchange of ideas, experiences and representations. In the course of residency, our public - both within the region and further afield - are encouraged to engage with activities planned to help create awareness of one's own cultural difference and uniqueness. Each artist is given the opportunity to propose and focus on a particular project while in residence, which may be influenced or inspired by the reality of daily life in the city, the country and the region. Opportunities to work with local artists and the local community during the residencies will be plentiful and strongly encouraged.  

Applications are currently closed.

Sarah Faruki

This project seeks to understand the light qualities of a given space in both a precise manner as well as a more intuitive one. The precision is provided courtesy of light sensors fixed at what are deemed to be strategic points within the space. The intuitive sense of the space is understood only at contact. Inherent to the project is a degree of indefinition due to this site-specific factor and the artist’s removal from it until a certain point. Essentially, light is interpreted and thus orchestrated into sound. The interest however is not focused on manipulating light to produce beautiful sounds, on the contrary it seeks to expose sounds in the naturally occurring trajectory of beautiful light.

This piece is produced by Darat Al Funun on the Bytes & Pieces workshop with the continued help of Tarek Atoui.


Sarah Faruki lives and works in Amman, Jordan. She is an architect by vocation. Outside the conventional practice of architecture Sarah is interested in an understanding of space, time and light that does not always relate to the built construct. This interest is manifested in the form of mostly small-scale explorations. These explorations have included an investigation on between spaces, a photographic investigation on horticultural practices and most recently a study on the potential exchange between elements of sound and light.

Sarah studied architecture at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor where she was a recipient of the Raoul Wallenberg Studio Award for her project entitled 2058 Present Futures: Cultivating Tecnho-Manifestoes and the Architect's Apology: On Between. She was also involved there in Dimensions 20 the annual student-produced journal, furthering her interest in printed matter and the means through which we exchange information.