As part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, TORCH is delighted to welcome our next Visiting Fellow – artist Khaled Kaddal.
The Visiting Fellowship will include a live launch of Khaled’s commissioned audio visual work ‘The Formula of Giving Heart’ at 5pm on Monday 31 May. The piece is based on a cybernetic conversation between computational technology and the body and continues Khaled’s exploration of ancient Egyptian semiotics. The launch will be followed by a panel discussion and conversation with the artist.
Other events will see Khaled hold a workshop with students where he will discuss the artistic inspiration behind the project, the transformations of the artistic process due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the implications on the future of performance and installation art. The workshop is co-hosted by the Music Faculty’s Electronic Music Practice RESearch group.
Khaled Kaddal is an interdisciplinary artist, raised in Egypt and currently resident in London. His hybrid practice includes computational media, sound, generative images and sculpture. Working with political and mythical narratives, his aesthetical research contemplates on two interdependent abstractions; ‘Immortality of Time’ and ‘Sovereignty of Space’, in search for the imperishable balance between intelligence, emotions and moral judgments in both digital and physical realities..
Kaddal has an upcoming show at 5th Biennale Internationale de Casablanca, Morocco; and a Resident Fellow at Uniarts Helsinki, Finland. He studied Computer Science at AAST (EG), and Sound Art at the University of the Arts London (UK).
This Visiting Fellowship is part of the Humanities Cultural Programme. We greatly look forward to this partnership with Khaled.
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