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. Edition of 1,000 copies, soft cover, housed in an opaque bag, 144pp, full colour, 106 mm x 178 mm, designed by Marwan Kaabour.
Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost It
The Mosaic Rooms
226 Cromwell Road
London SW5 0SW