Atif Siddiqi Unique Mythology

Date(s): Dec 1 to 19 2003

Residency

© Siddiqi, 2003
photo : Tod Williams

Unique Mythology is a triptych of surrealistic video poems on the themes of creation and destruction. The images, words, movement and iconography are inspired by genetic engineering, sacred mythological texts and astronomy. The music is a fusion of electronic sounds, Gamelan, Indian and Arabian styles. The costumes are over-the-top theatrical visions, transmuting the human body into animal and mythical god-like forms. All these elements come together in the three video poems called Garden of Allah, Space Age Mythology and Wash

© Siddiqi, 2003
photo : Tod Williams

Born in Pakistan, Atif Siddiqi studied fashion design in Los Angeles and video production/performance in Montréal where he lives currently. His artistic body of work includes the long form Solo, M! Mom, Madonna and Me (docufiction), Amethyst’s Universe (performance and audio recordings), Alienation, Erotic, Exotic and various short-form videos and performances. 

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