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Digital Islamic art – Zarah Hussain’s Numina longlisted for Lumen Prize 2017

The Lumen Prize is an annual international award for digitally created/produced art. Entries are long-listed before being put to a panel of judges for selection of awards in a number of categories including 3D/Sculpture, Interactive, Moving image, Web-Based, VR-AR, Still Image and Student awards.

Included in this year’s long-list is Zarah Hussain‘s public installation Numina, a large-scale sculptural 3d installation based on a hexagonal grid. The sculpture  is combined with projection mapping which displays a continuously animated geometric pattern upon the surface of the installation in a variety of colours. These patterns are based on those found in historical examples of Islamic art, therefore displaying the continuity in the tradition of Islamic pattern-making in this new digital and hybrid medium – digital Islamic art.

Numina by Zarah Hussain, Barbican, 2016

Numina by Zarah Hussain, Barbican, 2016

See the full list of artists long-listed for awards on the official website: http://lumenprize.com/longlist-2017