Bassam Al-Sabah’s multimedia works reference feelings of displacement, nostalgia, war and 1980s Arabic-dubbed Japanese animé.
Tamsin Snow lives and works in Dublin. She completed at BA in Fine Art - Studio Practice and Contemporary Critical Studies at Goldsmiths College, London in 2008 and received her MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London in 2012. Her practice derives from ongoing investigations into the legacies of modernist architecture.
She constructs large-scale built environments, sculptures, CGI animations and virtual reality sequences to raise questions about the political and ideological underpinnings of architecture, social spaces and the places she exhibits her work. Her films are constructed from a combination of crowd-sourced 3D models of existing buildings and those portrayed in cinema, resulting in an uncanny sensory experience for the viewer, who is led through strange yet familiar locations. She re-appropriates corporate language to further distance and alienate the viewer as they are guided through constructed virtual realities. Recent works have enquired into developments in forensic pathology, scanning technologies, cryopreservation, and science-fiction’s relationship with real-world medical innovation, as well as the materiality of the virtual.
Tamsin Snow applied for a Golden Fleece Award to support the realisation of a new series of CGI animations and sculptural works for her first solo exhibition in Ireland at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Funding would allow her to continue developing interactive sculptures and environmental atmospheres, as well as advancing the quality of new CGI work, in collaboration with specialist UK- and German-based companies.