An introduction to the hub zero
I call hub a burst of information through an ideally infinite network.
As a child in Tehran in the post-war period, my eyes could not discern — possibly distorting too much — the reality that surrounded me; I playfully transformed it in my mind. The changes that occurred after our departure for the West (loss of language, adaptation to a new culture, excessive modernity, etc.) have deteriorated my ability of differentiating reality from fiction and have further aggravated my use of transformations.
In consequence, I imagined a drawing protocol that would allow me to fragment and instantly let loose the continuous stream of thoughts. Captured in real time, my drawings revealed a series of inflections resulting from my cognitive activities at different levels of consciousness.
I gather all the inflections thus transcribed under the neologism hieroglitch, composed of hiero– (sacred) and –glitch (term used in computer science to designate a bug or a system failure).
Up until now, I produced hundreds of thousands of drawings and organised a number of workshops putting into practice both individual and collective uses of the grid.