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February 26, 2015

Tahchine Morgh

Tahchine Morgh (Persian Rice and Chicken)

Posted by mehrdad at 09:28 AM | Videos |

October 19, 2012

Shadow of Leaves

Shadow of Leaves from Mehrdad Aref-Adib on Vimeo.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:09 AM | Videos |

February 20, 2012

2600 years of history in one object

A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script, damaged and broken, the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism. In this talk Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, traces 2600 years of Middle Eastern history through this single object.

Posted by mehrdad at 05:32 PM | TED Talks | Videos |

December 23, 2011

African Bull Frog ant crusher


Posted by mehrdad at 12:47 PM | Videos |

September 08, 2011

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II never tires of waving!

Posted by mehrdad at 01:18 PM | Videos |

May 29, 2011

Cucumis Sativus

The Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus)

Posted by mehrdad at 10:17 PM | Videos |

June 30, 2010

RSA Animate

RSA Animate - Crises of Capitalism

In this short RSA Animate, radical sociologist David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism, towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that could be responsible, just and humane.

I really like these new animated videos by RSA.

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce has collaborated with the cartoonist Andrew Park of Cognitive Media to animate talks given at RSA.

>> More illustrated videos are available on the RSA Videos page

Posted by mehrdad at 12:10 PM | Videos |

February 02, 2009

Old Persons Home

The Old Persons Home by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu
(13 life size sculptures and 13 dynamo electric wheel chairs, The Saatchi Gallery)

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu are two of China's most controversial artists. The Old Persons Home is a satirical models of OAPs looking like old world-leaders, long crippled and impotent, left to battle it out in true geriatric style.

Posted by mehrdad at 02:48 PM | Art | London | Videos |

January 16, 2009

Pan Kebabs and Shirazi Salad

Posted by mehrdad at 11:20 AM | Koobism | Videos |

April 23, 2008

On fire

Ballet Afsaneh dancers were on fire at British Museum. (Recorded on 20 April 2008)

Posted by mehrdad at 10:34 AM | Videos |

December 12, 2007

Fizzy drink

Fire look-alike: light beaming through a fizzy drink.

Posted by mehrdad at 03:19 PM | Videos |

December 04, 2007


Posted by mehrdad at 12:53 PM | Videos |

November 13, 2007

One Year In Crouch End

Four Seasons in Crouch End, North London.
(Photos taken from October 2006 to October 2007)

Posted by mehrdad at 04:11 PM | Videos |

July 21, 2007

Monsoon hits North London

The British summer holiday season began yesterday with 85mm of rain that brought flooding and transport chaos in London.

Posted by mehrdad at 02:40 PM | Videos |

June 20, 2007

December 11, 2006

Close Encounters of the Artistic Kind

Volume is an interactive installation, an array of light columns installed in the V&A?s John Madjeski garden. The installation responds to movement, creating patterns of light and sound.

Posted by mehrdad at 04:23 PM | Videos |

December 05, 2006

They Shoot Horses

Phil Collins, this year's Turner prize nominee, often works in areas of conflict. In the video installation 'they shoot horses' he shows a disco dance marathon produced in Ramallah with a group of young Palestinians. The work?s title is taken from a 1935 novel by Horace McCoy and its film adaptation directed by Sydney Pollack. Both works focus on the American craze for dance marathons during the Great Depression, which became a form of popular entertainment.

Max joined the dance last Sunday at Tate Britain.

Posted by mehrdad at 06:02 PM | Videos |

October 17, 2006

The Flying Steamroller

The Flying Steamroller by the Artist Chris Burden is a twelve ton steamroller that is attached to a pivoting arm with a counterbalance weight. The steamroller is driven in a circle until its maximum speed is reached. At the same time, a hydraulic piston is activated and pushes up the beam from which the steamroller is suspended, causing the steamroller to lift off the ground. Because of the combined weight of the steamroller and the counterbalance, which is approximately 48 tons, the steamroller, once lifted off the ground, continues to spin, or "fly" for several minutes. As the steamroller nears the end of its circular motion, or when the spinning momentum is exhausted, the hydraulic piston is slowly retracted and the steamroller gently lands. I filmed this last Sunday outside Tate Britain.

Posted by mehrdad at 05:54 PM | Videos |

July 22, 2006


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July 21, 2006

Shimmering light

Whether you want one or not it's Armageddon time. All religious fundamentalist loo-nies want you to have a front row seat.

As you can see you are not even safe while sitting on the loo.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:46 AM | Videos |

July 19, 2006

Max on his scooter

Posted by mehrdad at 07:49 PM | Videos |

June 23, 2006

Visual Exercise

Before every visual workout, you need to warm up those eyes a little!

>> The video can also be viewed at Google Video.

Posted by mehrdad at 02:35 PM | Videos |