polyrythmic realities - hybrid space of object to thought
Michel Waisvisz died in June 2008
geraakt door klank, graag verbaasd, extase, zoeken, snappen, maken, magie, electronica, werkt bij steim, geeft concerten, draagt voor, bevecht momenteel gemene cellen en werkt aan: 'life at the data farm'
Vivian van Gaal
How to make a Sorry movie.
1. Get your camera, use your webcam, take you mobile and say: 'I am sorry'. 2. Publish the film on Youtube , and/or on Vimeo , Myspace or any place 3. Call your film Fitna Sorry Geert Wilders...
Nicole van Leeuwen
not an artist *
Sonic Acts producer & freelance producer / curator
what I am looking for?
she has been in amsterdam since 5 months. she comes from italy. she is a theatre performer and also an activist. quality: intellectual curiosity; fault: confused. she is trying to make her way: any...
Citizens and Subjects
een asielzoekersterugkeercentrum als een binnenstebuiten gekeerde readymade
De BBC spreekt gewooon over deporatiecentra, maar Rita Verdonk noemt het vergoeielijkend "terugkeercentra" en het klinkt in haar mond zo ongeveer als een eerste stap op weg naar het...
Hyperspatial mind on Terrestrial body
Research and production of digital culture.
Doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego
I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. The title of my dissertation is “The Type of Calligraphy: Writing, Print, and the...
Mirjam van Tilburg
'To be an artist is my greatest teacher'
filmmaker, copywriter, information architect
I first figured out what Mediamatic was talking about when I began translating their magazine as a student, back in 1989. I was studying animation filmmaking. Largely through my involvement with...
last seen on that warm space between body and mind
a Brazilian designer in Amsterdam
Writing From The Margins
Technological Narratives of Arabic Typography
Narratives of Arabic typography shift between technological exclusion, historical resistance, and cultural rediscovery. From negotiations surrounding the display of Arabic script by Internet browsers
The Enchanted Canary*
Contemporary Arabic Children's Books
'If I do not mistake, you come from far. May I ask where you are going?' 'I will tell you,' answered Désiré, 'though most likely you will laugh at me. I dreamed that in the land...
Founder, TOW. Melbourne, Australia.
Christine Eid is a researcher, artist and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. She established her practice TOW in 2001 to undertake projects centred on the Lebanese migration to Australia. Her...
Marina was an intern @ Mediamatic Lab!
In defence of a remarkable exhibition
The Spirit & Life exhibition
It was rather surprising to find the Spirit & Life exhibition in London dismissed on the Khatt site as just "another Arabic cliché exhibition". In the first place it is not, and nowhere...
مهما كان الثمن
Lana Daher was born in 1983 in Minneapolis, U.S.A. She now lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. In June 2006, she obtained a BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut. Since then
animation film Edo Smitshuijzen
Persepolis, story of an Iranian childhood
An animated biography of an Iranian woman
Sometimes the story about important developments in the Arab world are best told by reports about personal experiences. And sometimes the narrative can be more poignant when represented in a simple...
Khatt Kufi Kaffiya, the printable symposium…
Lectures are described in detail with timings and links to the speakers' biographies.
The symposium program has been evolving and includes topics of every aspect of contemporary Arabic visual culture and identity, going beyond the stereotypes of what is associated with Arabic culture...