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Lantern of Nuclear Reactor: Tale of Hoca (series of three)

2013 paper, wood, light bulb, cellophane sheet, watercolour�@60 x 60 x H60cm

A 13th century Sufi mystic and philosopher, Nasreddin Hoca (pronounced ho-jah), was popular for his anecdotes and witticisms. Three of them are illustrated by the lanterns�f revolving images and inscribed upon their base. The form of the lanterns, each titled Rubbish, Shame and Pain, is an unlikely but nevertheless elegant synthesis between the Japanese revolving paper lantern, the earliest known steam-powered turbine documented by Ottoman polymath Taqi al-Din, and a simplified model of a modern light-water nuclear reactor. Multiple scientific and technological influences from both the East and West have their confluence in the words of Hoca that may signal either a renewal of knowledge or a regression towards anachronistic wisdom.


8 Balls Pride
Rabbit Parade
¡No Pasarán!
Insects War of Racism
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Island of Nuclides
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Galley �K���[�D
Portolan chart
Treasure - Chocopie
Diary of a bird
Nomadism �V�q
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Globes in the sky
Clam landscape �A�T��
Wave drawing
Turbin shell �T�U�G�j��
Drawing map
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Cicada's eclosion and I
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Game of GO
Fetisism ���_
Free Man
Endless drawing
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