As an extension of my graduate studies in immersive media, I created a series of installation environments featuring animated Persian mandalas projected into and onto architecture through videomapping techniques.
Videomapping is a new media technique that superimposes multimedia content such as video and animation onto physical structures or objects in the real world. Using a software I designed myself called 'ILLUZTRATOR', I create hand-drawn mandala art and subsequently animate them using digital tools. These animations are projected onto walls, domes, or objects in order to create a sense of total video immersion.
Variations of this project have been exhibited at the Emerging Technology and Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH Asia (Hong Kong), the New Forms Festival (Vancouver), Science and Nonduality Conference (San Rafael), and the Computational Aesthetics Conference (Vancouver). The mandala animations were also integrated into live concert visuals for international recording artists Azam Ali and Niyaz for their global tour.