Step inside artist Mohamed Nur's world and learn the inspiration for his latest digital portrait work, Today I Saw.
The growth of social networks is resulting in large amounts of digital data about ourselves being made available to the public. Today I Saw presents a portrait of the Mohamed's Grandmother and his family’s journeys throughout different countries, to hopes and dreams of freedom, access and the right to be heard. Mohamed's Grandmother was born at a time where information about the greater world was learnt through oral storytelling and conversation and Today I Saw shows the present reality of the person alongside their life’s journey in a digital portrait made up of pixelated pieces of information.
Today I Saw is presented as part of Square of Light - a project created with the generous support of VicHealth through their Arts About Us program. Through digital, language-based and transitory media, this year the Square of Light works highlight the collaborative and innovative nature of cultural production and pay homage to the many narratives that tell the story of contemporary Australia.
You can see Today I Saw at the Solstice Celebration (fedsquare.com/solstice) as part of Fed Square's annual winter festival, The Light in Winter. fedsquare.com/thelightinwinter