My work involves theoretical, philosophical and practical exploration of digital media arts, particularly moving image. I am interested in the intercultural and philosophical study of moving image practice. Investigating Persian philosophies of interconnection, light and change in the context of media theories, my current research and artistic practice aims to reveal new points of view by challenging the preconceived understanding of the real and imaginary worlds. I am interested in disseminating my findings in both scholarly publications as well as exhibitions and screenings. I teach in the School of Culture and Creative Arts, FTV department at the University of Glasgow. As a scholar, artist and educator with a background in practice-based research, I have a particular interest in developing pedagogies that engage with creative making as a form of critical investigation. Laura U. Marks and I are co-founders of Substantial Motion Research Network.
Film, New Media artts, intercultural study, Persian Islamic aesthetic and philosophy, Sadrian philosophy, digital technology, practice based research methods, pixels and other minimal parts.
Emadi, A. (2018). Motion Within Motion. Double screen video installation. Grunt Gallery: Vancouver.
Emadi, A. (2018). Floating Tiles. Single screening. Grunt Gallery: Vancouver.
Emadi, A. (2018). Flowing Like a River. Screening in He Punawai Hohourongo Peace, Water, Power 2018 hui, Intercreate.org: New Zealand
Emadi, A. (2016). Unspoken Story. Site-specific video installation and digital work in Water, Peace, Power 2016, Intercreate.org: New Zealand
Publications and Exhibitions
Emadi, A (2018). Reconsidering the substance of digital-video from a Sadrian perspective. Leonardo Journal, MIT Press.
Emadi, A (2016). Motion Within Motion: Investigating digital video in light of substantial motion. LABS, Leonardo Journal, MIT Press. 49 (5):459
Emadi, A (2016). 16th century Persian tiles in dialogue with 21st century digital tiles of video. Art Alchemy (Kimiya-ye Honar). 4(17): 16-31
Emadi, A. (2013). Pixelated view: investigating the pixel in light of Substantial Motion. In Cleland, K., Fisher, L. & Harley, R. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney.
Engels-Schwarzpaul A, Emadi A. (2011). Thresholds as Spaces of Potentiality: Non-traditional PhD Candidatures in Art and Design. ACCESS Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies. 30(2): 1-14.