LIFT welcomes Anna Kipervaser as Visiting Artist
AMI Instructor Anna Kipervaser spent a month this summer as a Visiting Artist at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). While there, Kipervaser taught workshops in Materiality and Light and utilized the facility's JK optical printer and darkroom to continue working on her film, The Order of Revelation, which she has been working on for the last two years. The film is a long-form project translating the Quran from Arabic to visual language, in the order in which it was revealed rather than the order in which it was canonized. The film uses the optical printer to spell out each word of each verse and surah, following the rules of the recitation of the Quran. The result is a visual translation of reading, which is in itself a visual translation of an oral tradition.