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Bassam Al-Sabah

Lives and works in Dublin, Ireland

Overview

Having fled his native Iraq in the face of war, Bassam Al-Sabah was raised in Belfast. His practice is characterised by a changing of states. Through a process of ‘media archaeology’, Al-Sabah reinterprets, remediates and reprocesses excerpts from popular culture – especially those found within his childhood – to create visually-rich computer-animated worlds. Al-Sabah is influenced by the scenes of conflict in dubbed Japanese anime TV shows, which were broadcast during the Iraq War. The artist u...Read more