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Digital Islamic Art: The Use of Digital Technologies in Contemporary Islamic Art in the UK

Choudhrey, Sara (2016) Digital Islamic Art: The Use of Digital Technologies in Contemporary Islamic Art in the UK. In: EVA 2016. . pp. 116-123. BCS, UK (doi:10.14236/ewic/EVA2016.26) (KAR id:57600)

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In this paper I provide a brief introduction to my artistic practice combining the use of digital technologies with traditional methods for producing Islamic art. Looking at further examples of Islamic artworks by artists in the UK I describe how in some cases, the artworks are digital in themselves, using digital technologies as a medium and in other cases, where technologies are used as a tool. Looking at examples where traditional elements of Islamic art (calligraphy, geometry and arabesque patterns), are combined with digital techniques, the concept of a hybrid art is discussed. I propose to adopt the hybridised term ‘digital Islamic art’ to describe these artworks, and also discuss how themes of hybridity, diaspora and the changing nature of the wider community in the UK and beyond are conveyed through these artworks.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.14236/ewic/EVA2016.26
Uncontrolled keywords: Digital art, Islamic art, Digital Islamic Art, Hybrid Art, Hybridity, Diaspora
Subjects: N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: S. Choudhrey
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 16:31 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:37 UTC
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