Professor Ahmadi’s newest animation comes to life at Manetti Shrem Museum
Professor Shiva Ahmadi’s newest animation is included in the exhibition “From Moment to Movement: Picturing Protest in the Kramlich Collection” at the Manetti Shrem Museum, on view until June 19. The media/video exhibition explores resistance and how art and media shape our understanding of it. Being shown for the first time, Ahmadi’s “Marooned” shows figures hauling large rocks to build a causeway to an abandoned oil tanker with their task hampered by creatures attacking them. The work, which required 5,172 individual paintings, was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The soundtrack was composed by Aida Shirazi, who received her doctorate in music composition and theory from UC Davis in 2021.
Read Jaimie Baron’s review in Square Cylinder of “From Moment to Movement” and Ahmadi’s piece “Marooned”.