Inverted Corona

Partial Documentation of my Queens Museum studio installation, and of the Corona Park environment. Video employs a 360-degree camera, and a sequence in which multiple cameras are embedded in a partially-disassembled sculpture ( l’Hermitage, an interface for the Little Syria Archive originally built for the 2015 Artist in the Marketplace Biennial at the Bronx Museum of Art), which is wheeled around the Corona Park grounds.
6 mins 34 secs

Produced for BRIC Television, Media Arts Fellowship

The Book of Khalid the Movie

A cycle of short mixed-media animations loosely transcribing The Book of Khalid (1911) by my relative Ameen Rihani. The video was produced in stereoscopic 3D, the tension between the two optical channels relating to the dual protagonists of this forgotten proto-Orientalist novel.

This series of works arose from the study of Little Syria , and is to some extent a culmination of the Little Syria Archive and related preservation work.