Glass Fountain / نافورة الزجاج
Reuterplatz fountain, Berlin, Germany, 2022
Glass Fountain is a site-specific performance installation in the fountain of Retuerplatz, Berlin. The performance is an attempt to reactivate the fountain that has not been filled with water for more than 10 years.
During the performance Al-Hamwi is breaking 2 tons of security glass, spreading the shards on a platform inside the fountain, which makes the glass on the surface shaking and trembling by vibration motors attached beneath the platform.
Human Mistake II / خطأ بشري ٢
Europäische Kunstakademie Kunsthalle, Trier, Germany, 2022
I will make this mistake again.
I will never make this mistake again.
Human Mistake is a performance-based installation project centred around three main objects/materials: Glass, metal, and vibration motors. The work studies and explores the possibilities that cause a human mistake, both consciously and sub- consciously, accidentally or intentionally, as well as the actions or reactions that surround it. It is an investigation to translate and embody the chances of repairing what has been broken by accepting and honouring the damages.
Central to this work is the concept of duality. Dualities influence all aspects of the work from the way that he interprets space to the actions he performs and the sculptural objects that he created for the site-specific installation. Hues of light change from warm to cold, materials rub up against one another; hard and soft, and delicate glass meets the stable mass of hard metal. Electricity flows along red and blue cables carrying positive and negative currents, enabling the whiz- zing burring, scratching, scraping and bristling of the self-made machines to present a chorus of anticipation. For the Kunsthalle Trier the artist has adapted his vision and worked with the venue’s specific textural structures.
Even as the unexpected noises caused by self-designed and developed contraptions and machines permeate through each of the different rooms, Al-Ham- wi intervenes in the space, physically transporting glass panels and objects that on the one hand represent rudimentary materials that we are all familiar with but also figure into the duality of danger and security. What does the idea of safety glass mean, and is glass that is broken always a mistake? The- se and other questions of security, intentionality, transparency, and memory are being vigorously processed in real-time by both the machines and the artist himself.
Human Mistake / خطأ بشري
GlougauAIR, Berlin, Germany, 2022
Human Mistake is a performance installation project based on three main objects/materials: Glass, metal and vibration motors. The work studies and explores the possibilities that cause a human mistake, both consciously and subconsciously, accidentally or intentionally, as well as the actions or reactions that surround it. It is an investigation to translate and embody the chances of repairing what has been broken by accepting and honouring the damages.
Sugar Forever \ سُكَّر للأبدْ
Performance installation, Berlin, Germany, 2020
Third showcase of the project.
Link to video: https://vimeo.com/590535633