Bassam Al-Sabah



Wandering, Wandering With a Sun on my Back

Illusions of Love Dyed by Sunset

Fenced Within the Silent Cold Walls

The dust carried me into the watchful summer

Swords don’t exist in nature

Soon after came the drums

Faces in the crowd












"Soon after came the drums" looks at scenes of war, violence and destruction in children’s animations, examining the similarities between fantasy and reality. This work reflects on how children may comprehend horrific events around them, but only at a very juvenile level and through things they already understand.

Video on 2 JVC 10 inch monitors, 8.16 minutes. Paper scroll 841x5000mm. Various 3D printed objects.2016.