Hayakal al Noor (Bodies of Light)

A participatory light and sound installation by artist Narjis Mirza, inspired by the medieval Islamic philosophy of illumination. Animated Arabic calligraphy, projection, textile, subtle fragrances and voices provoke the seers’ imagination beyond the visible and the apparent.

The Arabic calligraphy is composed of the mysterious and isolated letters of the Quran that do not form words; they symbolise mystical and other worldly realities. The seer is invited to touch, sense, hear and feel the work, such that their body also becomes a vessel for the animated light. The haptic visual experience of Hayakal al Noor is an invitation to wonder, contemplate and return to our spiritual beginnings.

24 Mar - 15 Jul