Laura U. Marks

I work on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus. I program experimental media art for venues around the world. I am currently working on enfolding-unfolding aesthetics, a research method informed by theories of the fold in Deleuze and in Shi’a philosophy, and on the influences of hermetic practices from the Muslim world on European arts and philosophies of the secret. I teach in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Azadeh Emadi and founded the Substantial Motion Research Network.

about 2 months ago

Interests

media art, media archaeology, intellectual genealogies, intercultural, algorithmic media, Islamic aesthetics, Deleuzian philosophy, Islamic philosophy, process philosophy, Hermetic tradition, taqiyya

Artworks

Asfar (journeys), light installation (2018)

Asfar (Journeys), light installation (2018)

Narjis Mirza

We Will Change the Art World (2018)

We Will Change the Art World (2018)

Wang Xin

Enchanted Art World (2018)

Enchanted Art World (2018)

Wang Xin

Studio view with the Black Standard series (2016)

Studio view with the Black Standard series (2016)

Navine Khan-Dossos

Alhambra Project - Kirby and Adnan Exchange in Gym Alcove

Alhambra Project detail - Kirby and Adnan Exchange in Gym Alcove (2016)

Lynn Marie Kirby in collaboration with Christoph Steger

Alhambra Project - Exercise Class and Walking Tour (2016)

Alhambra Project - Exercise Class and Walking Tour (2017)

Lynn Marie Kirby in collaboration with Christoph Steger
The first rendering of a prototype of a data-driven virtual world of social media. This world here is made up of 60,000 users (trees) who tweeted about half a million posts (frogs, mushrooms, and deer) on #WomensMarch over 24 hours in 2017 (time indicated by scenes). Original score gifted by DJ Underbelly, “Kali Uchis Watch Want Me 4.”

Arab Future Tripping VR Prototype (2018)

Arab Future Tripping VR Prototype (2018)

VJ Um Amel

Mobility of Frames K1 (2018)

Mobility of Frames K1 (2018)

Steven Baris

Still from Empyrean (2016)

Still from Empyrean (2016)

Kalpana Subramanian

Still from Motion in Motion (2014)

Still from Motion in Motion (2014)

Azadeh Emadi

Elephant Clock Reproduction (2016)

3D model reproduction of 'Elephant Clock' based on manuscript images from Al-Jazarī's The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Devices (Topkapi Sarayi Libray, Ahmet III, Ms. 3472)

Ayhan Ates

Castle Water Clock, from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Devices (c. 1206) by Ismail al-Jazari

Al-Jazarī's Castle Water Clock

Noise Life - Scream series, 2008-2014 (2)

Noise Life - Scream series, 2008-2014 (2)

Desire Machine Collective Studio

Octree Geometry

Octree Geometry

Waèl El Allouche and Robbie Schweiger

Spectrum

work-in-progress #1 (2018)

work-in-progress #1 (2018) Acrylic on 3mm MDF panels. 850 x 1900mm framed

Kevin Todd

Still from Tattva (2018)

Tattva (2018)

Kalpana Subramanian

Anchor Zero AAA of Nizami

Anchor Zero AAA of Nizami

Jessika Kenney

A Film That Was Its Title (2013)

A Film That Was Its Title (2013)

Mansoor Behnam
This video experiments with expressing non-human points of view: here, the point of view of a tree. An extension of Emadi's research on the pixel's perspective on the world.

Unspoken Story: The sky meets the earth (2016)

Unspoken Story: The sky meets the earth (2016)

Azadeh Emadi