Basel ABBAS (1983, Cyprus) is inseparably connected to Ruanne Abou-Rahme in his work. The artist duo utilize audio, image, text, installations, performance and combinations thereof in their work, which is primarily focused on examining actuality, desire and destruction. They regularly play with the concept of déja vu, or, contrastingly, the art of forgetting.
Basel Abbas at IFFR
For Cultural Purposes Only
In an age dominated by moving images, what would it feel like to never see an image of the place that you came from?
Though I Know the River Is Dry
Caught between his brother's past and his child's future, one man's choice triggers catastrophe for his whole family.
And Yet My Mask Is Powerful
A richly layered film in which 3D-printed Neolithic masks worn in destroyed Palestinian villages in Israel become a counterpoint to the dominant imagery of violence.
Only the Beloved Keeps Our Secrets
Images of ritual and dance collected online overlap to obscure one another in Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s video, which contemplates the erasure of images.