Rays of Essence allows viewers to interact with projected Arabic forms. From a letter to a complete narrative, it aims to root the contemporary digital tools we use with our language, our heritage and our identity. Rays of Essence imagines an alternative reality for Arabic, where Arabic letterforms are explored through computational tools and mathematical variables. The letters are drawn with light, an unbounded medium that elevates the constraints of the movements of a calligraphic pen.
Hind Al Saad (QA), Sara Khalid (SA), Joshua Rodenberg (US), Fatima Abbas (SD)
Hind Al Saad is a graduate student in the master of fine arts in Design program, computational artist and teacher. Joshua Rodenberg is the head of Innovative Media Studios, a sound artist, performer, sculptor and educator. Levi Hammett is a designer and associate professor in Graphic Design. Sara Khalid is a multidisciplinary designer.