Art at Noisily : Zarah Hussain, Islamic Art meets 3D Mapping

Lose yourself in the mesmerising, shifting patterns of Zarah Hussain’s sculptural installation Numina – a piece that takes the artform of Islamic geometry and adds a whole new dimension to it. Blurring the boundaries between science and spirituality, Islamic geometry is traditionally drawn by hand with a ruler and pen, using mathematics that celebrate the order and structure found in the universe to create infinite repeating patterns. Taking the essence of this, Numina combines designs found in the art and architecture of the Islamic world with contemporary digital arts, bringing to life a usually static artform by mapping animated geometric patterns onto a sculpture composed of tessellating pyramids arranged on a hexagonal grid.

Numina will take pride of place at the top of our new staircase into site this summer, providing an incredible visual spectacle for everyone as they make their way into site, or back to camp after a long day enjoying the festival floor.