POP-UP PALMYRA, Art in Response to the Destruction of the Past

April, 2016

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, Berkeley, U.S.

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, is organizing Pop-Up Palmyra: Art in Response to the Destruction of the Past. The exhibition will be on display in the museum’s lobby in Kroeber Hall on Cal Day on April 16

Will will be presenting our piece, Ashara. Ashara is a 3D exploration of the geometry of human writing and language. It is a testament to the continuity of the human experience.

Persepolis (2013) creates a fictional landscape through the play of light refracted through a vial of soil from the ruins of the ancient Persian city of Persepolis; the resulting shadow cast implies silhouettes of a land and a center of power that once was, now contained in memory and a tiny vial of dust.