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Alqumit Alhamad

Lament of Warfare

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“Lament of Warfare, 2024”
2 x 2 x 2 meters
Installation, wood, textile, sound, Scent, and strobe lights

”Lament of Warfare” manifests as an installation, taking the form of a 2 x 2-meter cube enveloped in a custom-made color coined Dictatorship Blue. Situated at the center of a large room, the cube is intentionally designed to be cryptic, prompting the public to discern the entry mechanism and subsequently explore its interior. The installation aims to create a sense of discomfort in viewers, enabling them to empathize with the experiences depicted.

A crucial aspect of the work is confronting the hypocrisy inherent in Swedish bureaucratic culture, which tends to flatten personal experiences and devalue the lived experiences of those it categorizes as ’others.’ The installation’s interior is intentionally left in a raw, chaotic, and incomplete state. This design choice challenges the public’s expectations and conventional notions of “Middle Eastern” aesthetics. By presenting an unrefined space, it aims to provoke a shift in how war trauma and the lived experiences of marginalized individuals, particularly brown bodies, are perceived and understood.


Lament of Warfare