Ali Phi
February 21-May 15,2020
* Statement
A Rotation is the circular movement of an object around the center of rotation. Twodimensional rotation can occur in two possible directions. A clockwise motion is one that proceeds in the same direction as a clock’s hands. The opposite sense of rotation or revolution is anti-clockwise. In our isotropic [uniformity in all directions] world, humans have developed time as a limit and put it on a timeline from left to right, and in logic to the opposite way. Any acts against default frequency are acknowledged as different, anarchism, or unprogressive. As we consider anti-clockwise rotations, such as Earth’s rotation, the spinning of planets, the solar system, hurricanes, meditative/spiritual movements, like Sufi whirling, Muslim rituals of Tawaf, and golden spiral, we indirectly experience a sense of tranquility and calmness. Based on processing the recorded brainwaves data of the artist through a 32-channel EEG scanner, the real-time patch generates & illustrates this motion by listening & learning to the different states of his brain at the time.
* Bio
Ali Phi (b. 1986, Tehran, Iran) is a computer artist & creative technologist with a background in environmental engineering sciences & experimental cinematic arts. His experiences in media arts started with the project ‘Elemaun’ in 2008 by audio-visual performances. The flow of his works is based on programming, generative audio-visual design, interactive media & immersive environment installations which depict the relation between geometry, science, light, poetry and their transformations in computer & interaction with humans. Exploring rituals & roots in Persian art, culture and architecture have affected his creations by taking motifs from the old era of Persia, the forgotten essence of Iran & middle-eastern lifestyle to build his futuristic utopia. He is the founder of 'NULLSIGHT', a media art collective & design studio in Tehran and freelance festival curator of ‘TADAEX’ since 2014. He has performed and exhibited his works in international festivals like Ars Electronica, Tasmeem Doha, Mutek, Patchlab & Tadaex beside more than 20 group exhibitions, 5 solo shows and several media art installations in public spaces.