Hayakal al Noor | Bodies of Light
Narjis Mirza, Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light 2021, Blackbox Theater, AUT, Auckland. Photograph by Stephan Marks
Inspired by the medieval Islamic philosophy of illumination.
Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light, is 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 seer’s 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.
Presented by FUSE@Large, FUSE Darebin's open access program.
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|Exhibition||Thursday 24 March - Saturday 26 March - Museum Opening Hours|
|Admission||$12.00 - General museum fee (no additional cost to see exhibition).|
Islamic Museum of Australia
15 Anderson Rd, Thornbury VIC 3071Get directions
TramRoute 1, 6, Stop 129