My Dreamy Digital Paradise Post-Mars Abandonment
Besma identifies herself as a contemporary oil painter. Her oil paintings are meant to act as a secret passage for the viewers to enter various realms. Besma’s current work is about possible futures and what could be if the Mars missions did not go accordingly: Earth transformed into a junkyard cyberpunk world and civilians abandoned as society’s elitist are offered a second chance on Mars. The work’s narrative is followed by an unknown protagonist who uses escapism to cope with her mental state through video games. The protagonist shifts between her corrupted current reality and a digital mythological fantasy. The game that she is currently playing acts as her form of a second chance in life, which the Mars mission were meant to be for all.