​​​​​​​My practice is articulated through the images I collect. My work is produced between wandering and non-productive moments. I often explore playfulness and frolicking, to challenge cultural conventions around work and hyper-productivity. My studies inform my research of post-structuralist and post-colonial philosophies, particularly Edward Said's text Orientalism. I'm interested in how politically charged statements influence the way we perceive places and people. I seek to create vagueness around how we perceive and understand stories that relate to places or communities. The blur is conveyed through images and sounds, which I collect on my walks intuitively and playfully. I then make installations with the images I collect and other mediums, often sound or text. I use these installations to challenge the anthropocentric conventions often present in artistic research or social studies. I invite participants to think about how they conceptualize a narrative, and to be aware of the socio-political or cultural implications placed on the images they consume. Ibrahim Mahmoud (They/He) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. Coming from West Asian descent, Mahmoud's lived experience within diasporic communities informs their artistic practice. With a focus on landscape and their representational power within images, Mahmoud uses image-based mediums to explore the process of narrative construction embedded in artmaking. Mahmoud has shown work at the Maison de la Culture Janine Sutto as part of a group exhibition in the summer of 2023, as well as the public art festival "Regarde!" in Montreal, Quebec.