Video Category

the traveling tap 6

Last Sunday I decided that I wanted to create a sixth Traveling Tap for my upcoming Nuqat Conference talk in November. I made this decision at the eleventh hour since I’m traveling tomorrow to the UK for a month, and wanted to take it with me. I haven’t packed, am completely exhausted, and have so much housework left […]

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the contortionists

Sometimes I get bored. But it only lasts a second or two.

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watercolor sketchbook } pouty pouty

I haven’t pouted for a while. I haven’t really needed to.

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coral and yazoo

I must say that these girls are in demand! And that suits me fine because I’m enjoying my time spent creating them. Coral and Yazoo rock to Madness’s Baggy Trousers.

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meet amalie. and agnes

I named this woman Amalie after a friend’s daughter. I imagine the original Amalie will grow up to be this. As for Agnes, that was a friend’s suggestion for the subject of this portrait. But I’d already chosen Amalie, so I decided to introduce another subject. Woof woof!

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video illustration } take three

A little over a minute done. I need to get permission for this song and the process is so confusing! Any advice is welcome x

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video illustration } take two

Ok, here it is all fixed and 33 seconds in. I’ve moved it from PowerPoint to iMovie, which makes a ton more sense. Please keep in mind that I am using this song without permission, and that it is something I’m working on now. 

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video illustration } one week on

I want to cry. I started this video a week ago. This morning I had twenty seconds. I still have twenty seconds. But my PowerPoint crashed and I lost fifty frames. I want to cry. But I won’t. 

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new video illustration

You know it’s rewarding when you spend six hours doing it and the result is six seconds long. I haven’t done a ‘video’ for ages and as I was driving the other morning, listening to Elbow’s Mirrorball, I started visualizing the song. Of course I have no idea where this will go but I think […]

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tuesday night, bring your appetites

Thank you, Mo, for working with me on this. My brother.

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creating worlds } the scenes and what we see when we take a few steps back

This is a bit of a random post. Well, the post itself focuses on the creation of a space and what happens when you step back and see that space in context. It’s about the transformation of everyday objects into something new, a re-definition of what an object’s conventional job is. And then there’s a […]

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pop-up book resumes

Last October I was asked to work on a pop-up book. So I took on what I believed to be a challenge, not only because of the technical aspect of it but the subject matter itself: the migration of Palestinians to Kuwait in the early 50s, and its footprint on Kuwaiti society. I like to […]

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blue

These are two videos my son Khaled and I filmed while playing with some water and blue food coloring. We were both very mesmerized by the way the dye reacted with the water. Later we introduced my girls to the liquid in what turned into something resembling water torture. Our intentions were good, but I’m […]

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the flower in her stomach

This was quite a production, from putting on the dress, laying out the black curtains and attaching my phone to a beam above. I was also a little distracted by my yearning for a loved one and a book that brought back  memories of bygone days. The song is ‘Flirting With You All My Life’ […]

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Grow Up & Blow Away

I thought to myself this morning: Ghadah, you haven’t updated your blog for a while and you haven’t done anything new for days. Why don’t you just do the lazy thing and re-post something from the archives? So I’m re-posting this stop motion animation I did for the song ‘Grow Up and Blow Away’ by […]

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eve in a bottle

Today is cleaning day. But I can’t be bothered to clean. I’m feeling particularly downhearted and extremely weak. So I resorted to what I do best to console my spirit.

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Lub-Dub by Caustic Temple Monkeys

This video I made was originally posted on August 11, 2010. A friend of mine reminded me of it last night so I decided to revisit it. Why don’t you come along with me? For more Caustic Temple Monkeys, click here.

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