People’s Choice Award


Zarah Hussain

Rury Nelson, Dan Shorten, Andrew Monks, Mike Roberts

United Kingdom

Numina combines designs found in the art and architecture of the Islamic world with contemporary digital arts, bringing to life a usually static artform by mapping animated geometric patterns onto a sculpture composed of tessellating pyramids arranged on a hexagonal grid.

Islamic geometry is traditionally drawn by hand with a ruler and pen, using mathematics that celebrate the order and structure found in the universe to create infinite repeating patterns.  Taking the essence of this, the presence of infinite repeating patterns in while viewing Numina is conducive to meditative and transcendent states.

The geometric animation and sculpture was designed by Zarah Hussain.

Animation created in After Effects.

Projection Mapping done using Isadora

Projection provided by Christie