The Breadth Of 104.5° Project

 

An ongoing series of works dedicated to exploring and experimenting with ideas and notions around one of, if not the most essential element for the existence of life as we know it. Whether it emerges from the molecular scale where the rationale is the only truth, or touches on our cultural spiritual outputs where boundaries around reality tend to become more ambiguous and intertwined with it.

104.5° 
Moussem Cities Damascus - KAAISTUDIO'S, Brussels, Belgium - 2019

104.5° is the angle formed in the water molecule, between the two hydrogen atoms, and the oxygen atom H-O-H.

Up to 60% of you is water.

The work is only manifested by your presense within its outlines.

The work is only manifested by its presense within your outlines.

Amulet-Lamentation
Moussem Cities Damascus - KAAISTUDIO'SBrussels, Belgium - 2019

The water has come from the artist’s hometown where his grandmother used to recite a blessing over it before he consumed it in times of sickness. She believed that would heal his pain.

The audio is the artist's voice whispering the same words, looping over the water for the period of the exhibition. Later the water will be poured in the Mediterranean sea, where people have been and still drowning on their way to Europe.

 

H2O, Solvent of Life

Described as the universal solvent for its ability to dissolve many substances

This allows it to be the solvent of life.

 

MOUSSEM CITIES DAMASCUS - KAAISTUDIO'S, Brussels, Belgium - 2019

GIVE US THE MUSEUM - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 2018 

sa mt. On Being Vertical Against Your Horizon - Virtual exhibition space - 2017

Common Legacy & H2O, Solvent Of Life

Stedelijk MuseumGive Us The Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands - June 2018

Common Legacy (Installation)

This work is inspired by the research on DNA Teleportation by Nobel Prize laureate Luc Montagnier who based his theory on Jacques Benveniste's Water Memory. It is an invitation to breathe and rethink.

With scenes of purity and stillness, the elements gather quietly to emphasize the genuine value of what they are, what they hold within, and what they can be. Water from Syria and the Netherlands is the container of our existence, legacy, and memory.

 

H2O, Solvent of Life (Video art)

Described as the universal solvent for its ability dissolve many substances. This allows it to be the solvent of life.

 

Amulet-Lamentation

The water has come from the Mediterranean sea, where people are drowning on their way to Europe, The audio is the artist's voice reciting a blessing that his grandmother used to say over a glass of water before he consumes it, she believed that would heal his pain and sickness.

 

Samt's Qala 0.8900Satellite space, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE - 2018

Samt's Qala 0.8900 - Grey NoiseAl Serkal AvenueDubai, UAE - 2018

Within A Wave
Artist in residence at KunstFaam - Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands - 2017

My traces are safe in there

My scratches are saved

I will be present until the last drop

Self Portrait
Vantage Point 4, Sharjah Art Foundation - UAE, Sharjah - 2016

The sea! What is it? What does it represent? How did all that change today?

What would change in me if such an essential element changes its meanings

and reveals it's unknown presence?


SUNSCAPE
Mission Nose Out, Beautiful Distress, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 2018

We are inevitably connected to the sun, we interact in our world influenced by it every day.

We shape and build our lives in the face of the sun, try to control its path around us, and choose to block it or open up for it.

Shapes of light and shadow, constantly shifting and changing, separated and intertwined.

A manifestation of our connection with the sun.

This is our Sunscape.

 

In collaboration with Dora Lionstone

 


Melted Presence

Damascus Historical Castle - Damascus, Syria - 2012


Existential Dilemma

Graduation Project, Faculty Of Fine Arts - As Suwayda, Syria - 2012

Each artwork is an attempt to create an entity that doesn’t exist in our reality.

It’s trying to be something very familiar, very close to being that thing.

Yet, it still is its genuine self. Challenging our visual references.