Category: Artist’s Notes

The Red

In old Farsi and Arabic manuscripts the color red was often used to complement black as a decorative or functional element, often combining both. I am using red as chapter markers (a convention from the 11th century on), and also

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Another Visual Reference

After the fall of the Sasssanian Empire to Islam and invasion of Iranshahr in the 7th century AD, the old Pahlavi script was replaced with Arabic script. This is how Farsi came to be written using the Arabic letters. The

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A Visual Reference

I am using this as a visual inspiration. The epic poem The Book of Kings, as the name indicates, is all about kings, myths and legends and, with a few exceptions, all the characters are men. But Grounding is about

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Ink, Brush, Paper, Body, Camera

I managed to write 4 scrolls (3.5 x 12 f) sheets today, in two sessions, in about two and a half hours. I struggled with my brushes the first couple of days of writing during the rehearsal and the first

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GoPro Challenge

A large part of our time was spent in dealing with GoPro cameras. Yes, we’re using them in ways they are not necessarily intended for. But that hasn’t been the problem. We were all new to GoPro Hero 5 Black,

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A Note on Technology

When I was sketching the technical dimension of this work, I wanted to go with the easiest consumer grade technology, hence, decided to use GoPro cameras for time lapse and a webcam for streaming. I knew that the set up

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