Presented as part of his exhibition here Bassam Al-Sabah will show two short films
Dissolving Beyond the Worm Moon
HD Film, CGI Original time: 18 minutes 32 seconds
This film was produced in relation to war, unrealized childhood fantasies and representation within globalized media. The film imagines the traumatised body as a functioning time machine where gaps between timelines and anomalies cause the present-day body to disappear and is replaced by the body’s memory of past trauma. The film weaves a narrative from mental time travel, episodic future thinking (a projection of the self into the future to pre-experience an event) and PTSD
Wandering, wandering with a sun on my back,
HD film, CGI Original time: 16 minutes 19 seconds
The tone of this film is existential, contrasting with the hyper concentrated computer generated visuals. We are presented with a 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.