Motion Within Motion

Emadi, A. (2018) Motion Within Motion. [Exhibitions]

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Motion Within Motion, a two-channel video installation with immersive sound, is inspired by Persian-Islamic philosophy of change. Using the theory of ‘substantial motion’ (al-harakat al-jawhariyya) by philosopher Mulla Sadrā Shirazi (1571-1641) as a starting point, Emadi employs digital video and installation technologies to challenge human-centric assumptions of change, time and motion. The work engages two distinct points of view: a non-narrative documentary filmed in Iran and an altered variation that magnifies the footage to the pixel-level. The resulting installation is both synchronized and perceptually disjointed, demanding a simultaneous reading of both cinematic time/movement and the largely abstracted constituent parts of the digital image. Zooming in and out of focus, splitting images into units and using different modalities of time and motion, Emadi’s installation reveals the inner activities of the frame – and provides experience “from a pixel’s point of view.”

Item Type:Exhibitions
Additional Information:This public exhibition, Motion Within Motion (1 May - 7 June 2018, Vancouver, Canada), was part of a research residency at Simon Fraser University, supported by Travel of Abstract Lines research project funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada.
Keywords:Pixel, perception, transnational, intercultural, change, motion, time.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Emadi, Dr Azadeh
Authors: Emadi, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
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