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This work is an enlarged screenshot of layered text and imagery as seen on a computer desktop. It captures the collaborative nature of the artists' studio practice and accompanying research. Part of an ongoing body of work started by the artists in 2014, this work draws from the disciplines of film, poetry, photography, sound and performance that converge in the artists' practice.
By excavating, activating and even inventing incidental narratives, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahma question the endless present and perpetual crises of our contemporary landscape. They frequently use returns, amnesia and deja vu to reflect on ideas of non-linearity to unpack the murky boundary between actuality and projection. Through sampling existing and self-authored figures, gestures and sites, the artists re-imagine the possibilities of our moment in a language not bound by colonial or capitalist discourse. They create "scripts" that investigate the political, visceral and material possibilities of sound, image and text.
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s multimedia installations and live performances explore the intersection of performativity, politics and viruality. The artists' practice frequently samples and recasts existing and self-authored materials across sound, image and text. Their work both questions the seemingly perpetual crises of our contemporary landscape, while searching for an altogether different language.
This work is an enlarged screenshot of layered text and imagery as seen on a computer desktop. It captures the collaborative nature of the artists' studio practice and accompanying research.More
- Framed: 13.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 in.
- Certificate of Authenticity