"KNOWMAD," digital stills (1999)

"KNOWMAD," digital stills, 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

"I've been interested in arcade games and in all these things, not necessarily as a player, and not necessarily as one who participates in that, but as it has a profound effect on culture. How do ideas survive in culture? Not necessarily my ideas or anybody's ideas, but how do ideas stay around long enough to have a conversation?"

- Mel Chin