Square Octagon Circle

Square, Octagon, Circle includes a series of videos, performances, photographs and ephemera that uses the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria as a point of departure. From January to May of 2012, I studied at Alexandria University’s Marine Archaeology researching the social, mythical and archaeological traces of the Pharos Lighthouse in Egypt— one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World–through interviews with archaeologists and dives in the harbor among the vestiges of the ancient wonder which gave its name to the word 'lighthouse' in so many languages. I drew upon these experiences for a series of multi-media works called Square Octagon Circle.
The works that make up the series are:
Eureka A Lighthouse Play, performance
Four Thousand Blocks,video installation
Measuring the Circle, video
Sayed, video
It Was Restored Again,slide installation
Square Octagon Circle, book

While studying in Alexandria, I posted intermittent reports hosted on Grand Arts' website, which can be read here.

Lighthouse card from The Deck of Tara

Pharos at Qaitbey, brass sculpture.

Eureka A Lighthouse Play, performance (STUK, Belgium).

Four Thousand Blocks, installation view Grand Arts.

Measuring the Circle, video still.

Installation view, Grand Arts, Kansas City.