Amal Khalaf and Omar Sourour

Dhat Al Zawaya

Dhat Al-Zawaya is a project that leverages Arabic calligraphy to celebrate Islamic and Arabic contributions to astronomy. It consists of a rotating glass cube decorated with Arabic calligraphy of different scripts with different origins in the Middle Eastern world (Ottoman, Persian, Kufic, etc.). The cube has a light source embedded inside and cyclically changes color to produce refractory patterns of the text sketched on the glass cube.