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












"Swords Don’t Exist in Nature" explores the constant push and pull between the innocence of the juvenile depictions of cartoon characters and inherent violence that comes with them. The video is made up of news footage that is overlapping, reflecting on the multitude of narratives that can co-exist around historic events.

Installation at Steam , The Complex, Dublin, 2017.

Materials: Resin, glass, rocks, geodes, glitter, play dough, oil paint, crystals, chalk, plaster. 2017.