The Commodore Amiga Art Of Samia Halaby

Off-topic, but interesting: This video, via The Guru Meditation, is a profile of Samia Halaby, an artist that creates her work using a Commodore Amiga 1000 (from 1985).Video Summary:

Samia Halaby is a world renowned painter who purchased a Commodore Amiga 1000 in 1985 at the tender age of 50 years old.

She taught herself the BASIC and C programming languages to create “kinetic paintings” with the Amiga and has been using the Amiga ever since. Samia has exhibited in prestigious venues such as The Guggenheim Museum, The British Museum, Lincoln Center, The Chicago Institute of Art, Arab World Institute, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Sakakini Art Center, and Ayyam Gallery just to name a few.

Video by Bill Winters,  music by J.M.D.

13 thoughts on “The Commodore Amiga Art Of Samia Halaby

  1. “He taught herself”? I’m wondering why this is on this site. I was interested in the this model and later Amiga models because it had a sound chip in it that could have lent itself to some groundbreaking (for the time) software synthesizers. At that time there was only the Alpha Syntauri for the Apple II.

  2. Yes!..thanks for sharing that! great to see people at that age being still so alive! . and superduperamigaart.
    “the machine is the artwork” she says…interesting point of view.

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