7 May, 9:30 pm live on eL Seed Instagram page
International artist eL Seed and contemporary artist Dia’a Allam will collaborate in “This Too Shall Pass,” a live broadcast on Instagram. The artists will invite social media followers to share a word in real time that describes how they feel, whatever it may be, at that moment. Click below to submit a word now before the performance. What they express will then be incorporated into the work Allam and eL Seed will produce together with the aim of showing that it is okay to express yourself, no matter what your current state of being.
International calligraphy artist el Seed blends the ancient tradition of Arabic calligraphy with modern graffiti in large-scale murals with messages of peace and hope. In his distinctive style, el Seed spreads messages of peace and unity that highlight the commonalities of human existence. His work can be found across the world unifying communities and redressing stereotypes. In 2017, he won the UNESCO-Sharjah prize for Arab Culture.
Born in Ajman, in the UAE, Dia’a Allam is known for his public murals and live art performances integrating calligraphy with contemporary art. He is an Urban Planner and Landscape Architect by trade and the founder of Na7t Designs, the first Emirati brand for Arabic calligraphy fashion and lifestyle. Allam is also the curator of Ajman Murals Project and a Winner of the Al Dar Arabic Calligraphy Art Competition.
Submit a word to be used in the artists’ performance.