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Melting Mirrors

"Melting Mirrors" by MetaCaustics is a multi-layered video installation, featuring digitally manipulated slow-motion video of the flow and movement of the surface of Waller Creek as part of the 2023 Creek Show in Austin, TX.


The installation features multiple parallel screens of translucent fabric as staggered surfaces for the video content, allowing the projected light to pass through each layer to the next and simulating slices of a holographic cone for viewers as they pass by. This 3-dimensional experience facilitates viewing depth above and beneath the creek’s surface through the interplay of water with light.

Learn more about the Creek Show.

Featuring photos by Aaron Wharton.

Celestial Frost

“Celestial Frost” by MetaCaustics is a multi-layered video installation, featuring a virtual reality sculpted video of a snowflake shaped starship, revealed with dramatic camera pathways evoking mystery and grandeur. The installation features multiple parallel screens of translucent fabric as staggered surfaces for the video content, allowing the projected light to pass through each layer to the next and simulating slices of a holographic cone for viewers as they pass by. This 3-dimensional experience invites guests to walk between the frames to become immersed in the work and they are provided with unique photographic opportunities to interact and pose with the projected work.

Exhibited for the Illumaverse, an immersive galactic holiday show at dadaLab in Austin, TX. Produced by Nelda Studios.

Ma

“Ma” is an immersive video installation exploring how the passage of time affects movement.

The silhouettes of two South Asian dancers of different generations, Rita Nezami and Naqiya Choonawala, were recorded and presented through shadow dance (a meaningful memory honoring my mother). The original footage is then projected onto a maze of sarees, draped in a gallery space to create an immersive environment. The viewers of the installation experience these ethereal dancers layered into the space, transitioning from youth to old age. As the viewers walk through the installation, they witnessed their own shadows moving alongside the dancers, creating a dynamic visual conversation between those present and absent. 

 

Exhibited in multiple galleries in New York.  

Invisible energies

"Invisible Energies" is a video installation exploring the beauty of flow.

A series of videos featuring multiple experiments of inks diluting in water were recorded and flipped upside down to create a sensation of active energy. These videos were then projected large scale in various gallery spaces. The mesmerizing and photogenic quality of the moving inks seduced the audience to immerse themselves in the projected space. The natural tendency for the audience to start dancing within the projections mimicked the flow of the ink, as if being moved by invisible energies. 

Exhibited in multiple galleries in New York and Bangladesh. 

Ardh, Mai, Nar, Hawa

"Ardh (Earth), Mai (Water), Nar (Fire), Hawa (Air)" is a video series exploring the four elements through bellydance.

In this collaboration with dancer Laila Kharrat and musician Mosheer Antar, the elements of earth, water, fire, and air were transformed into kaleidoscopes as an homage to Islamic geometric art. Through intentional styling, choreographed dance, and adapted music, each element’s unique energy and visual quality is represented through four different videos. The captivating and fragmented imagery serves as its own piece as well as projection material for live performances, where the dancer is immersed in her own image.

Exhibited in galleries and various events in Dallas & Austin, TX.