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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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in duplicate and triplicate } they dance to andrew bird

Yesterday I posted a video to Instagram which I felt needed to be longer, because I am momentarily in love with Andrew Bird’s song Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left. So I am posting the song here, along with a slideshow of more Duplicate and Triplicate drawings.

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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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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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vinegar

As you know I get these surges of playfulness which grip me for a few hours and result in something that ultimately gets posted here. This time it was different, because my whimsy was a catalyst for something that would come after. It inspired my son, and consequently me, to play with some water and […]

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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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block print #2 } lino face

I’ve found the technique I’m comfortable with and I’ve just started to refine it. I love the serendipitous moments I get with these prints. Any time you have results that you are not totally in control of but which are interesting is a bonus!

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more instagram videos

Don’t worry. I’ll get tired of it soon enough.

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the marriage certificate

This is a sketch I did yesterday. The song is ‘Watershed’ by Vienna Teng.

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lanterns #1 & #2

I’ve been calling these lamps but they’re actually lanterns. Yes they are, and yes I’m anal like that. These are my first two lamps for the upcoming show. And sorry about the video, I couldn’t resist.

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out of britain } teaser #2

This is the second Out of Britain exhibition teaser by MazajEntertainment, featuring installation artist Hamad Khalaf.

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