FANTASIES ON A FOUND PHONE, DEDICATED TO THE MAN WHO LOST IT by Mahmoud Khaled
106 x 178mm, 144 pages, Colour printing, Perfect bound, Softcover, Comes in plastic bag, Ed. of 1000, 2022
Drawn from an unlocked phone, found in a public toilet, the images and texts present a portrait of a stranger. Moving between the erotic, intimate, baroque and everyday, the compulsive sequence of images references the dissonant and voyeuristic experience of scrolling through social media and swiping in dating apps, and the clash of hyper-capitalist forces of productivity and technology with the intimacy of a queer male gaze.
This publication accompanies the first UK solo exhibition by Mahmoud Khaled at The Mosaic Rooms and is co-published by Book Works and The Mosaic Rooms as part of Book Works Co-Series No. 23.