Amin Nadi is an Iranian-Canadian integrated media artist and creative director. He explores the sense of nostalgia, time and space, personal and collective memory, retrospective, prospective and utopian dimensions of nostalgia, and its mystical relationships to Illuminations philosophy built on Svetlana Boym and Suhrawardi’s theories as the conception point. The focus areas to visualize these ideas are new media, audio/video installations, and integrated media arts. His practice utilizes documentary media, found urban objects, light, reflective materials, and various new media.
He is interested in the topography of the past, interpreted through the lens of history and the present. He puts forth that today will become history, at the very least marginalized history, blank pages, in the future; Therefore, humans shape future history with its emergent reflections of the past. In the face of an ever-growing human desire for progress that discards the past, the human may become a victim of his own doing. The present time gets surrendered to proceed. It means that sometimes, nothing will remain from the past, even as a departure point to recall.
Amin Nadi completed his MFA in Film and Media Arts at the University of Windsor. He works as a freelance image-based media artist to explore documentary mediums focusing on multidisciplinary approaches.