This work is set after the events of my exhibition ‘Baab 02’ at Incinerator Gallery (July 2021). It speculated on the Islamic ‘barzakh’, petrocultures and magickal practice by using,sensual transience, digital pilgrimage and embodied play.
The poems are sourced from a generative poetry bot, the same one that was featured in the Virtual Reality component of ‘Baab 02’. To create each poem, 49 sentences were generated, then were put into a text mixer, re-interpreted, edited and built upon.
The poems are posed as reports channelled by an unknown non-spatial organisation who are investigating a fictional and transdimensional explosion associated with ‘Baab 02’.