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Bassam Issa Al-Sabah

IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Bassam Issa Al-Sabah titled IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS in Gallery 1.

In IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS, Al-Sabah transforms the gallery into a fantasy dreamscape embracing the shape-shifting potential of computer-animated worlds with a series of new sculptural works and a new CGI film at its centre. Al-Sabah builds a world in which selfhood and queer possibility intersect, where multiple intersectional “glitches” occur within the body, gender, and within internal and external worlds and ever-present technology. These glitches, or forms of discontent and unravelling, push and challenge preconceived narratives and habitual perceptions of masculinity, taking viewers through a spellbinding journey of metamorphosis and fluidity.

 

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