In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, two NYU Abu Dhabi students aurally document their lives, being 8,656 km and 7 hours apart from each other—with one in Cairo, Egypt, and the other in Jeju, Korea.

Logaine Elshafie, Amy Kang



“[A]PART” is an aural documentation of our (Amy's and Logaine's) two different lives during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which made us return back home to Korea and Egypt in the middle of the Spring 2020 semester at New York University Abu Dhabi. Being approximately 8,656 km and 7 hours away from each other, we hoped to illustrate how different our day-to-day lives are, even in terms of what we hear, which many of us don’t usually think about. However, we also wanted to emphasize that despite being physically apart from each other, we are still a part of the NYU Abu Dhabi community and can keep in contact via the internet. The user can listen to the recorded sounds by hovering over each photo while scrolling down the one-page website.

IM Abu Dhabi
Communications Lab