Thesis / Dissertation

Infinite spaces of the Beloved

Farnaz Dadfar, Sean Lowry (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Infinite Spaces of the Beloved recuperates certain characteristics of Persian Sufi poetry and Farsi literature as contemporary artistic material. In exploring the relationship between the poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi and his spiritual teacher and friend Shams-i-Tabrizi, this project attempts to experientially re-present certain aspects of Islamic mysticism through frameworks of contemporary post-conceptual art. More specifically, it will identify parallels and connections between these radically fictionalised, hypothetical and materially-infinite, as well as profoundly uncertain forms and contemporary experiences. Infinite Spaces of the Beloved articulates twenty-first century experiences..

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