The Digital Circle I (The Earth Is A Digital Circle Series)

View of the circle farms in Wadi Al-Dawasir via google Earth

'The Earth Is A Digital Circle' Series

“These farms are in my village, Wadi Al-Dawasir, where I grew up, including the first inspiration and my relationship with that land and with the farmer. The presence of an unknown element makes a difference for me.

The circular planet Earth is a rich store of many different wealth and data, and it's always plowed and drilled to get energy-producing materials from the inside to the outside of the Earth to build a physical and real relationship to the digital world we're living in. 

Life is a great circle, the axis movement is infinite. Its meanings also include harmony, harmony and model of autism - in its mythology sense. It depends on the idea of connection and integration, and certainly not separation.

In its philosophical sense, an endless spiral of discovery, mixed with the inevitable, mysterious taste of life, it's the melody of the philosophy of circular life, we find ourselves only from it, then to ourselves, and in other words, the circle goes around us again to end up at the same point where we started.

The philosophy of life, actually, is contained in the philosophy of things, which turns us into a mixture of metaphysical philosophical semantics, and cosmic knowledge. 

Mankind has always walked this land seeking its own good, which is like the Earth in its components, and through its four elements, that life was like a circle! It's a recurring algorithm to search for something in the inside of it and in the sand after it's plowed, and we find the silicon compounds, which has produced a revolution and a digital industry, and we're the product of this spin now.”

-  Obaid Al Safi

Obaid Al Safi I The Earth Is A Digital Circle l 2019 l Interactive Video

In this interactive work, the artist tries to monitor the movement of the individual and his interaction with the technology around him. The vicious circle in which man puts himself in as a result of his interaction with things is an endless dilemma of discovery. In other words, we keep revolving only to find ourselves in the departure point.

This existence is based on a circular structure, an artistic act in itself.

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  • The Digital Circle I (The Earth Is A Digital Circle Series)
  • Obaid Al-Safi
  • 2021
  • Digital print on Dibond paper
  • Certificate of Authenticity Provided
  • Edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • Sheet Size: 40 x 40 centimeters
  • ZAR 29,150.00