"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Hamlet

"Technology is a trickster and it has been so since the first culture hero taught the human tribe how to spin wool before he pulled it over our eyes..."
- Erik Davis, TechGnosis

"Life is the sum of all your choices" - Albert Camus

"Like children we spill the salt, and then we spill it again" - Rumi

"Anything born in spring, dies in fall. Love is not seasonal, from crushed grapes expect a hangover" - Rumi

"Tell me the company you keep and I’ll tell you who you are" - Cervantes

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you have to go with someone” - African proverb

"When you hear hoof beats think of horses, not zebras. Unless you're in Kenya, then think of zebras" - Dr. Theodore Woodward

"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Shakespeare (from Hamlet)

I will take to the grave only the sorrow of an unfinished song" -Nazim Hikmet



Havabazi Avesta is Middle Eastern storyteller, Ariel Balevi’s adaptation of the Zoroastrian creation story Avesta, which echoes both Biblical stories and the mythology of ancient Persia & India. This interactive performance takes the audience through a magical voyage of two duelling brothers at the onset of the birth of our world, and is augmented with gesture-recognition technology which controls abstract cosmic visualizations in real-time.

Taken place on March 15th, 2014 at Bento Miso inToronto as part of the Intersections14 symposium.