Following Mohammed Ali s participation at the first TEDx in the Vatican state, Jumoke interviews him for the In Spirit Sunday show on BBC London Radio.
Mohammed Ali is invited to present at the first TEDx event to take place within the Vatican state. He speaks about his art and then delivers a performance of live painting on stage combined with a musical soundtrack. The artwork he creates on stage has been offered to Pope Francis as a gift. The full TEDx performance can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/xhZlZizd2HA
RTKAL performs his CCTV piece during a live performance of If Walls Could Speak whilst Mohammed Ali paints onto a wall, mapped with video projections. All visuals created and composed by Mohammed Ali Lyrics by RTKAL.
The theatrical experience of If Walls Could Speak that took place on March 17th/18th was heavily tweeted on the hashtag #IfWallsCouldSpeak, here are a selection of those tweets, along with a live recording of the music from the show the vocal looping of Cleveland Watkiss
If Walls Could Speak Creator Mohammed Ali featured painting with only a few days to go before the show
The new show is almost ready to launch hear MC Conrad give the lowdown on what all this If Walls Could Speak talk is all about and get your tickets at: http://www.macarts.co.uk/event/soul city arts if walls could speak
Mohammed Ali speaks about the upcoming show If Walls Could Speak on Arshia Riaz s Midlands Masala show. She begins with reference to the convicted men from Sparkbrook of terrorism charges and how the performance attempts to tell the story of the community.
Mohammed Ali and Stephen Morisson Burke Birmingham s poet laureate speak about the upcoming show If Walls Could Speak on Carl Chinn s Sunday show on BBC Radio WM. More info check out www.soulcityarts.com/ifwallscouldspeak
Buy Your Ticket here: http://www.macarts.co.uk/event/soul city arts if walls could speak A unique theatrical experience from Mohammed Ali AKA AerosolArabic (Founder of Soul City Arts), working with renowned Theatre maker Leo Key. The untold stories of the people who came and settled into Sparkbrook an inner city part of Birmingham their stories, their challenges, and how we got to where we are as multicultural Birmingham. Jazz vcalist and musician Cleveland Watkiss, performs alongisde RTKAL, Stephen Morrison Burke, Martin Stannage, and the legendary Drum Bass MC, MC Conrad . Special Thanks to Rory Barber for this film...
A mural created by graffiti artist Mohammed Ali AKA AerosolArabic on the side of Sparkhil Swimming Baths. The mural was launched during the London 2012 Olympic torch procession. It reads the words A Leap of Faith, alongside a captin trusting in something intangible Audio captions in the video are from Father Patrick, local vicar, the Bishop of Birmingham, and Mohammed Ali.
The DreamCube is an interactive sound and visual instalation that one enters, The user is encouraged to respond via scribing their thoughts with markers onto the inner walls of the cube, or digitally via twitter on the hashtag #DreamCube. The sound and video were created by Mohammed Ali, who composed together the sounds of MC Conrad, Omar Esa, Tshaka Campbell, Shinji Moriwaki, Liza Garza and David J Pugilist. This video was created as a promo that was played inside a 2000 seater auditorium as awareness of the DreamCube concept. Special thanks to MC Conrad for the audio production.
The Dream is an interactive sound and visual instalation created by Mohammed Ali aka AerosolArabic. First seen at Malaysia s WIEF Forum that took place in early December, it now comes to Twins of Faith conference in Putra Jaya. Come and engage and enter the dreamcube. Twwet your visions of the future to #DreamCube
mural painted by Mohammed Ali minutes away from the Olympic Stadium, during the Olympic period in London. Poetry piece written and performed especially for this film, by Tshaka Campbell.
A prank call made to graffiti artist Mohammed Ali sometime in 2009 by someone pretending to be a Pakistani shop owner from Birmingham! Hilarious! This audio file was sent to Mohammed Ali, who has uploaded the audio recording to his youtube channel. 3 years after the recording was made, the recording been put up online
Amidst the announcement of unemployment figures, a Cube has landed in the Bromford Estate, in Birmingham, painted by the young people guided by street artist Mohammed Ali BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk england birmingham 17043075 http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2012/02/09Feb University community art project to help young adults express their dreams.aspx
Bradford Cube commissioned by Cartwright Hall Gallery
Venue: Walsall New Art Gallery (at the Salaam Festival Nov 2011) Soul City Arts presents another revolutionary concept where visual artist and producer Mohammed Ali choreographs live percussion, live poetry combined with performance painting directly onto a spinning cube. Mohammed Ali has been introducing his cubes that are transformed in front of live audiences in cities across the globe, so far in Gothenburg, Sweden, Walsall and Amsterdam. Now he takes it one step further whereby the cube is spun 360 degress. The painting evolves in front of a seated audience where the cube rotates on a pivot. Poet Tshaka Campbell and Percussionist Daniel Waples come together together with Mohammed Ali to create a unique experience at the Walsall New Art Gallery as part of the Salaam Festival that took place in November 2011.The Cubizm concept is born! Updates will be available on cubizm.co.uk/
In July 2012, Mohammed Ali paints a mural on the side of the Chaper 1, Homerton Space centre for homeless young people. The message read the words Hope on the side of the building.
broadcast on Arte TV in french, about muslims in Europe, where they focus on graffiti artist Mohammed Ali German version of this video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG7ZRQ_znIc
broadcast on Arte TV in german, about muslims in Europe, where they focus on graffiti artist Mohammed Ali
Building on the success of Mohammed Ali s Writing On The Wall performance at The REP theatre, Mohammed Ali brings Breaking Down The Wall on November 19th 2010, at The Herbert Gallery Coventry. Another unique performance of live painting and spoken word, with aerosol artist Mohammed Ali in collaboration with renowned UK spoken word artists, David J, Indigo Williams and ZK The Poet. Weaving together spoken word with spray painted words in front of a live audience. Mohammed has been pioneering a unique amalgamation of different mediums and art forms, delivering them at auditoriums and public spaces across the UK, and now here to the city of Coventry. Exactly 70 years ago, right where the gallery stands, the Germans bombed out the city of Coventry. The Cathedral still stands with no roof, and is a stark reminder of the reality of war. So this performance focussing on the reality of war, and drawing parallels to the struggles from the Coventry Blitz with modern day situations such as Palestine, seemed appropriate and very timely.
November 11th 2010, Henry Chalfant Mohammed Ali speak on BBC Radio Coventry about graffiti art, as part of the V A Street Art season of events at the Herbert.
The V A exhibtion of Street Art includes the Freedom, Justice Equality exhibition by Mohammed Ali. The show opens in October 2010 and runs til January 2011. In Breaking Down the Wall, Mohammed Ali explores the concepts of Freedom, Justice and Equality, principles that have been long fought for in many societies, both past and present. 2 dates for the diary: Nov 11th Artist talk with Mohammed Ali, and exclusive: Henry Chalfant speaks about the beginning of NY graffiti. Nov 19th a live event at the gallery, with spraypainting and spoken word poetry performed. Inspired by the likes of Malcolm X, Gandhi, and other activists and visionaries, Mohammed Ali has created an exhibition that explores these iconic figures and their struggles with these universal principles. Produced by BigKey media Music composed by Philip Sheppard
Mohammed talks about his project at the University of Bradford on BBC Radio Leeds