Screenshots

2015- ongoing

series of cross-stitch embroideries

coloured thread on canvas

These series tackle the visual “spectacle” produced, a barrage of images portraying crude violence that has been generated since the start of the revolution in Syria. Majd Abdel Hamid uses embroidery as a way of abstracting the horror of these pictures, and to intervene within them. In a period of desensitization to images, the extended time and repetitiveness that embroidery requires become a way of slowing down the attention of a viewer. drawing on Pop aesthetics, the flatness of these pieces mirrors reductively of media narratives and addresses, in turn, the sinister absurdity of contemporary political realities.

text taken from the exhibition Unravelled, curated by Rachel Dedman and Marie Muracciole’

Mosul 2015 Man thrown from the roofAleppo 2016 woman running between body bags

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Two wounded men – Damascus suburb 2016

Running from barrel bomb in cemetery – Dar’a – Syria 2016

Truck in Austria found with 71 dead refugees inside

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Man thrown from roof Al Raqqa – Syria 2015

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Man running from snipers Aleppo – Syria 2016

Man in Dara after military opened fire on protesters 2011 Syria(19cm 14cm)

Man on the ground after military opened fire on protestors Dar’a , Syria 2016

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Dead Man shot 2

Unknown man shot 2 – Syria 2016

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Aleppo man (1,2) Syria 2015

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