The tone of this film is existential, contrasting with the hyper concentrated computer-generated visuals.
We are presented with shimmering human representations within dwellings that cannot be escaped. These dwellings will be set in landscapes that oscillate between dystopian and utopian scenery. Objects pulsate, morph and melt into each other producing an amorphous representation of pain and distress.
Bassam Al-Sabah lives and works in Belfast and Dublin. He graduated from IADT Dún Laoghaire in 2016, and was awarded the RHA Graduate Studio Award (2016-2017) and the Temple Bar Gallery Residency Award (2018-2019). Recent exhibitions include Gasworks, London (2021); IMMA, Dublin (2021) RTÉ Illuminations (2020); Solstice Arts Centre, Navan (2019); The LAB, Dublin (2018).