“The Old Ones” (2019), is an immersive VR installation that builds on a series of experiments and investigations that artist Ayman Zedani has conducted over the past couple of years, concerning consumption in the contemporary gulf, and its impact on the natural environment. The virtual space is a speculative landscape, a fictional representation of an ancient land where the desert, home as we know it, used to be green and vibrant with vegetation. The project pays homage to these ancient lands, reviving and re-imagining them to trace what made the gulf what it is today.