Hind Al Saad

Exhibitions —

Encoded Terrains of Change
-162: Doha Edition
-162: Tokyo Edition
Domestic Affairs
Patterns of Change

Teaching + Workshops —

Recursive *Riso*
Playful Procedures

Computational Art — 

BFA Thesis: Engine of Endless Explorations
Scale Solar System
Dadu E-Cards

Design Objects — 

Peculiar Pets of Doha
Stages of a Spaceship
The Vinyl Voyager
The Apollo Matchbox
The Vikings Instrument
I Want to Believe
Unwrap Candy & Memories
Balaleet in a Box
The Perfect Life

Flat/Digital Designs —

Kepler 186f
Martian Mail
Pop Up Martian Landscape
Hidden Mysteries & Stories
DOH to RIC Postcards
The Pandorica Opens
Take Me To The Moon
Bayan Videos
Zest Zine
Pushing Daisies Posters
Doha Havana
Monitoring Movements
Journey of Light
Gulf Greetings

Info —

a. graphic designer, form maker, and creative coder based in doha.
b. create emergent graphical forms, both physical and digital, using procedural systems. 
c. explore the tension between recursive and sequential processes, between the modularity and complexity of things, and the endless ways finite rules can come together to create infinite results. 
d. prompt reflections on the instinctual human interaction with environments, such as space, and is inspired by the boundless nature of our world and human curiosity.

If you want to ask about my work, or you want us to work together, send me an email and I’ll get back to you within twenty-four hours. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Encoded Terrains of Change

Plotted Ink on Recycled Paper > Hundred 10 x 10 cm Square Grid

This artwork uses an “AxiDraw” - a mechanical drawing arm, to plot computationally generated graphics onto recycled paper. It uses code - written with openFrameworks - to analyze two images from the same location, taken years or months apart, from NASA's Images of Change1 climate database. The system then outputs graphics made up of a series of 0s and 1s — where the 1s represent the change that occurred in that environment.

0s and 1s are the basic building blocks of computers; they represent the binary that programs fundamentally operate on. Computers are an essential part of climate research and are used to capture, store, and analyze data.

By utilizing the computer's strength of procedural analysis, and replacing images with 0s and 1s, this artwork allows the climate crisis's core element to emerge. The commonality, and reality, that environmental change is happening on a global scale — it needs more than simply banning plastic straws; it requires a global, collective response.

Exihibited at the Doha Fire Station, as part of the Artist in Residence Exhibition - Fifth Edition: Grey Times, from the 20.January to 24.June 2021

*each square print represents one percentage of the global greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 - which is around fifty billion tonnes each year. The breakdown is an average percentage from data published by Climate Watch and the World Resources Institute.

**each color represents the average emission percentage from a different global sector:
> the dark grey represents emissions from waste, which include landfills and wastewater;
> the grey represents emissions from transport, which include road, aviation, ship, etc.;
> the light brown represents emissions from agriculture and land use, which include livestock, crop burning, etc.;
> the taupe represents emissions from industry, which include energy emissions, cement, chemicals, etc.;
> the white represents emissions from energy, which include energy in buildings for electricity and heat, and from fuels.