Realized Phantoms

March, 2011


Collaboration with Ali Dadgar

Originally part of an interactive video installation piece created collaboratively by Azin Seraj and Ali Dadgar, this piece draws from iconic footage of historical events to explicitly frame viewers as participants in these historical moments. The footage digitally dissolves into colorful abstractions while the audio melodically morphs the images together and sets up a hypnotic and meditative environment. This work asks us to confront the ethically troublesome relationship between the work of the artist and the struggle for political freedom.

Full version of this video is available at:

Realized Phantom – video still