Pantea Karimi is a multidisciplinary artist with an interest in the taxonomy of image-text relationships. She researches visual representations and textual contents in medieval Persian and Arab, and early modern European scientific manuscripts in five categories: mathematics, medicinal botany, anatomy, optics/astronomy, and cartography. She works with interactive installations, silkscreen, and digital prints on various substrates and virtual reality. In 2018, at The British Library, Karimi looked at a few manuscripts on early astronomy by Biruni and Galileo which provided the inspiration for this exhibition. In Countdown: Biruni-Galileo-Apollo, Karimi exhibits multimedia works that present the Moon from scientific and cultural views, specifically in medieval Persian poetry. The works also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.
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