Alternative Arabic Typographic Technologies
Preceding Emptiness is a light installation that imagines alternative typographies by constructing unconventional language display technologies. Here, Arabic is freed from structural conventions pressed by the conformal trajectory Latin typography had on alternative scripts. The words drive toward a landscape populated by unconventional technologies that in turn shape new typographic structures – a new symbiosis between technology, typography and tradition.
xLab (Levi Hammett (US), Mohammad Suleiman (JO), Hind Al Saad (QA), Fatima Abbas (SD))
xLab is a research and development entity at VCUarts Qatar that aims to create tools and artifacts that converge art, design and sciences through technology, computation and craft – collaborating with students, faculty, artists and software designers. Its founding members are Levi Hammett, Mohammad Suleiman, Haithem El-Hammali and Hind Al Saad.