Mohamed Chamas is an artist, game developer and poet based in Naarm (melbourne) who channels the ‘dijital djinni’; a rewired/rewiring agent for practice-based research.
Chamas’ work calls upon magick and mysticism of the ancient past to create fusion and synergy with emerging technologies. This diffractively interfaces with religious studies, ludology, performance, language, and critical and contemporary theory. Chamas’ Virtual Reality (VR) works exist as unsurveilled sites of healing for orientalized bodies; namely سايبر تصوف (cyber tasawwuf) 2018 and باب القرين (Baab Al Qareen) 2020. The former received two Freeplay Independent Games Festival Nominations in 2019 and has exhibited at Testing Grounds, Seventh Gallery, Siteworks and Incinerator Gallery. Chamas has been published in Co-, Running Dog, The Lifted Brow, and the Writing & Concepts Lecture series. In 2020 they were part of Experimenta x Hedie’s Mixed Realities Symposium, a public program for Heide’s major exhibition TERMINUS (Jess Johnson and Simon Ward).