"KNOWMAD," digital still (1999)

"KNOWMAD," digital still, 1999
Collaboration with the KNOWMAD Confederacy
The images and motifs used in "KNOWMAD" were taken directly from weavings by nomadic peoples of Iran, the Caucuses, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, and Anatolia (in present-day Turkey)
Courtesy the KNOWMAD Confederacy

"This project is sort of a homage to both, to the gaming culture, what it can offer in association with art or conceptual art, and what tribal culture has offered, not just these objects and artifacts that come from real people."

- Mel Chin