Mohamed Chamas is an artist, independent game developer and poet based in Naarm (melbourne). Mohamed’s work holds spiritual and mystic practices in both friction and synergy to emerging technological phenomena. The entanglements that emerge are framed by religious and occult studies, language, ludology, gamification, and the military-entertainment complex. Mohamed’s illusory workings emerge as image, sound, writing, utterance, interaction, virtual reality (VR), artgames, installation, performance, and often as hybrid forms of these mediums. Mohamed’s location-based VR altars are intended for the healing of orientalised (and otherwise marked) bodies, including ,’سايبر تصوف (cyber tasawwuf)’ (2018), and ‘Baab02.1’ (2022).
Friday 16 June, 8pm
Five writers traverse the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA) and interact with the queer histories collected and preserved there.
Friday 16 June, 5:30pm
Four evenings of professional development sessions for aspiring and seasoned writers alike who wish to dig into the nuts and bolts of being a professional writer.
Monday 19 June, 2pm
Transform your intimate erotic prose into a spoken declaration of desire with Dinner Party Press and Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Thursday 22 June, 11am AEST
In this pre-recorded panel, three trans/queer writers discuss the complex connections between Truth, genre, and identity within their own work. Combining theory, genre-bending experimentation, and the mundane absurdity of their everyday lives, these writers consider the intersections of form and content along lines of race and gender, and talk about how these relationships effect their […]