Hadie Shafdie’s ’26000 Pages’ echoes the physical act of ecstatic recitation. Photo: Victoria & Albert Museum
Hadie Shafdie, Iranian-born and now living in America, uses phrases and words taken from mystical Sufi poetry, incantations of sequences of the names of the divine. She handwrites and prints the devotions, usually spoken or chanted, on thousands of tiny scrolls in a broad spectrum of beguiling colours. The paper is rolled into circles of varying sizes, with the Farsi script almost entirely hidden, and tightly packed into wall-hanging glazed wooden vitrines.
Source: theartsdesk.com :: The Jameel Prize, Victoria & Albert Museum