Digital Arts Lecture Series: Hamid Rahmanian

Myrtle Hall, Room 4E-3, Brooklyn Campus
October 30, 2019 at 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

“Modernizing an Ancient Tale”

Hamid Rahmanian (MFA Digital Arts (Computer Graphics) 1997) is a 2014 John S. Guggenheim Fellow. He has created award‐winning documentary and fiction film, graphic design, literature, and theater projects for over two decades. His films have received international awards and screened worldwide at festivals, theaters and on television. He latest undertaking, the Shahnameh Project includes a 600 page illustrated edition of the 1000-year-old Persian epic poem, Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings. Based on his bestselling book, he created the UNIMA award winning Feathers of Fire, a cinematic shadow play that premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016 and has since toured around the world in 112 performances and a total audience of 100,000; a pop up book called Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King and an immersive audiobook of the original tome. 

Recently, Rahmanian was commissioned by the Silk Road Ensemble to create a multimedia video animation for their upcoming project, HEROS, which will premiere in 2019. 

The Department of Digital Arts Lecture Series is a seasonal series organized by the Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art at Pratt Institute. The series features critics, artists, and curators of digital art. The guests include both emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of digital animation, motion arts, interactive artwork, and digital imaging.

This lecture series is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.

Read more information about the Digital Arts Lecture Series.

Photo courtesy of Fictionville Studio.


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