Nuances of Belonging

Year:

2016

Tohu* independent online art magazine

Hamody Gannam's work is akin to a corpus of the "self" a collection of impressions and memories, anecdotes and events he deems significant. The viewer is invited to stand in the center of this cluster, to penetrate the collection Banakil, of images Comprising it, and choose what to look at and when. Its underlying logic or order is associated with the local card game Banakil, which disallows a tie or a single winner since the winner must take into account the situation of the other players. The game requires complicity, and cooperation whether as a strategy or out of altruism so that one who plays alone will invariably lose. There is no victory without collaboration.