Screening

Animation, Experiment #2 | Abstract Animation-2

Animation, Experiment #2 | Abstract Animation-2
Nov 8 ,2017, 6 pm
New Media Projects

For the second session of “Animation; Experiment” series, following the theme of “Abstract Animation,” we will look at some videos by several artists in two divided part; history and recent works. Together with Somayeh Khakshoor and Alireza Chitai, we will discuss about visual music and the concept of abstraction in animation. Moreover, a thesis by Arash Ghonchehpoor, with the title of “Abstract Animation, from Modernism to Postmodernism,” and some other related articles will be prepared and available for the audiences.
-The first part contains some works by historical abstract animation artists, including:
Hans Richter, Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, Ishu Patel, …
-The second part contains some works by recent artists, including:
Max Hattler, Ori Too, Ross Murphy, Alireza Chitai, Naghmeh Farzaneh, Mohammad Javad Khajavi, …

The session will be held in Persian.
There is a suggested donation of 10.000 tomans to support the project.
To reserve your seat please contact Mehdi Shiri on the following number: 09198106554

New Media Projects: No 3, Arabi 3, Kheradmand-e Shomali St, Karimkhan Ave.
tel: 021-88829253

Monument in Flux | W139 – Asmterdam

Monument in flux
Screening Program Curated by Amirali Ghasemi

29 Oct – 4 Nov 2017
W139 – Amsterdam

With Studio 51(Babar Samadi & Navid Salajegheh), Bahman Kiarostami, Mohammad Hosseini, Susan Bayani, Sanaz Sohrabi, mo H. zareei, Mona Kakanj, Payam Mofidi & Jalaleddin Anvari

“Monument in flux” gathers artists, filmmakers and video essayists living across the globe, from North America to New Zealand via Iran, in the frame of the exhibition “Ideology Meets Implementation” at W139 in Amsterdam. The program tries to invite perspectives on the subject, the fluidity of monuments in our time and the constant changes they face, from ancient Tomb of Cyrus the Great to the unsteady Contemporary Pedestals, and from Sculptural Representations to Performance in Public Space, and from emergence of the Revolutions to fading traces of East Block Heritage, Monument are in the constant state of flux, reshaping and becoming according to what passes in front of them.

About W139

Striving towards free and independent explorations. W139 feels this is urgent now, more than ever. Activating and cultivating artistic and intellectual freedom. To fully trust this process and dare to build further upon that.

Currently, self-organized groups of artists are working on presentations for the space located in the center of Amsterdam. Each group embraces the principles and ambitions of W139 and is actively working to present worlds which one has never seen or experienced before. In developing site-specific presentations the groups are challenged to play a key and initiating role in amongst others the following areas of attention: moving beyond self-promotion, making sensitive, sensory and inclusive spaces, and generating wealth.

W139 is an artist-led production and presentation institution operating since 1979 as the beating heart of experimental artistic practices and providing room for risk.

More info on W139 website.

Animation, Experiment #1 | Hossein Moradizadeh

Animation, Experiment #1 | Hossein Moradizadeh
Oct 18,2017, 6 – 8 pm
New Media Projects

In fall 2017, New Media Society starts series of sessions dedicated to experimental animation. Animation, Experiment Series is a screening and talk events for the visual study and contextual analysis of experimental animation, doing so examples will be selected with a thematic approach.

For the first session under the theme of “abstract animation,” we will look at the works of “Hossein Moradizadeh” with the presence of Dr. Fatemeh Hosseini Shakib (Tehran Art University). Hossein Moradizadeh, painter and animation filmmaker, graduated of animation-direction (BA) from the University of IRIB (1987-1992), has been a member of the jury for the animation section at the house of cinema festival (2002, 2007,2014 and 2015).Since 2007, he has made several short films/series and also a cinematic stop-motion trilogy called The Legend of Mardoush.
His films have been shown in more than 40 international animation festivals and have won numerous awards and their techniques vary from stop-motion to two-dimensional and sub-camera stroke. In the upcoming session series of his short experimental films, followed by a talk and a Q&A.

Film program:
Life : 16 mm . 4 Min . 1990
Loneliness of a Tree . 16 mm . 5 Min 45 sec . 1992
Nightmare .35 mm . 4Min . 1995
Points. 4 Min . 2004
Kafka . 4 min 48 sec . 2006
The Owl (Based on Blind Owl by Sadeq Hedayat). 7 Min . 2007
The song of Gabriel . 4 Min . 2010

The session will be held in Persian.
There is a suggested donation of 10.000 tomans to support the project.

New media Talk Series #47 | Khosrow Sinai, Masoud Kouhestaninejad & Maryam Niazadeh

New Media Society in collaboration with Lajevardi Foundation presents:
Lahestaniha in Iran
75 years after their arrival during WWII
Talk & Screening program
Khosrow Sinai, Masoud Kouhestaninejad & Maryam Niazadeh
Oct 3, 2017 at 5pm
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Polish migration to Iran, New Media Society in collaboration with Lajevardi Foundation organizes an evening program dedicated to investigate the historical, social and cultural aspects of the event. Masoud Kouhestaninejad and Maryam Niazadeh will present fragments of this migration through historical documents and photographs, and will talk about their journey from Soviet Union to Iran and further as well as subjects like the interaction and exchanges between the Polish refugees and Iranians.
The session will continue with the screening of two documentary films with presence of Iranian acclaimed filmmaker and artist Khosrow Sinai.
“The Lost Requiem” is a 95 minute documentary film Khosro Sinai about the Polish migration to Iran during the WWII, Sinai started the film back in 1970 but due to some difficulties it took 13 years to be completed in 1983. Dorota Latour’s “The Found Requiem” is made about 30 years later and revisits the subject and the filmmaker.Program:
Talks and presentations
Masoud Kouhestaninejad | The hosts of the Bridge to Victory
Maryam Niazadeh | A glance at the digital traces of Polish presence in Iran
Khosrow Sinai | The Lost Requiem, 35 years later
The Lost Requiem (Khosrow Sinai) 95 min
The Found Requiem (Dorota Latour) 30 min
Lajevardi Foundation: No.20, Sepand street, Nejatollahi street, Karimkhan zand street, Tehran

Hearing Eyes, Seeing Ears | Video Screening

Hearing Eyes, Seeing Ears
A program from the 30th edition of Images Festival – Toronto
New Media Projects
Tuesday August 8th, 2017 | 7 pmCelebrating its 30th year, Images Festival presents a program of short films at New Media Society in Tehran. The Images Festival is a yearly event devoted to independent and experimental film, video art, new media and media installation that takes place each spring in Toronto, Canada.The festival was founded in 1987, originally conceived as an alternative to the Toronto International Film Festival.From forensic analysis of gunshots to handmade gun tattoos in prison, this program of shorts forces us to look beyond the everyday marks and traces of violence that are not readily legible to our eyes and ears.Faraz Anoushahpour is a curator and artist based in Toronto, Canada. He obtained his undergraduate degree in architecture from the Architectural Association in London, and finished his masters in Interdisciplinary arts at OCAD university in Toronto, Canada. He has acted as the programmer at Images Festival since 2016.

Invisible Present Tense 2.0 | video program Kunstraum Potsdam

Invisible Present Tense 2.0 | video program Kunstraum Potsdam | July 16, 2017 | 4 pm | Parking Video Library

with Nima Bahrehmand|Samira Hashemi|Atousa Bandeh|Rambod Vala|Sona Safaei Sooreh|Bahar Samadi|Bahareh Karamifar|Rasoul Ashtari|Hamed Sahihi|Aria Farajnezhad|Simin Yaghoubi|Ronak Moshtaghi|Aliyar Rasti |Sanaz Sohrabi| Mehdi Shiri

The Invisible Present (tense) is an ongoing screening program selected from Parking video Library, The program toured in United States & Brazil in 2011 and 2012 and in 2013 became of part Focus Iran Program at Rotterdam & Gothenburg film festival.

The Invisible Present Tense 2.0 is curated specially as a parallel event to Exhibition Possible worlds and tend to broaden the definition of Moving images and go beyond geographical borders. The latest edition of the program highlights the use of various disciplines video essay, documentary, experimental film, animation, performance and photography. The participating artists—most of them younger than 35 —work within Iran and across the globe. The Invisible Present sheds light on a generation that can not be plainly defined and is often harshly targeted internationally; A generation which seeks to be present and exercise their significant liberty to experiment, while preserving the right to be invisible to many.

The Tehran based video archive initiated in 2004 by Parkingallery Projects and includes Moving Image and Multimedia works by emerging artists from Iran and elsewhere. The series is conceptualized and curated by Amirali Ghasemi independent curator based in Tehran. PVL introduced the vibrant new wave video art scene through a number of events, Screenings, workshops and the Limited Access festival for Moving images, Sound and Performance.

Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary 40: Morteza Akoochakian

Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary hold its 37th Session in collaboration with Rybon Documentary, Studio 12 & New Media Society:

Address:

No 3, Arabi 3, Kheradmand-e Shomali St, Karimkhan Ave. New Media Projects

Poster Designed by Ra Studio | Amir Moghtada

New Media Talk Series #42 | Rambod Vala

New Media Society in collaboration with Limited Access festival presents:

After Image | video screening

Friday, May 5, 2017 – 4 to 7:30 pm

Address:

No 3, Arabi 3, Kheradmand-e Shomali St, Karimkhan Ave. New Media Projects

Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary 37: Mohammad Tahami Nejad

Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary hold its 37th Session in collaboration with Rybon Documentary, Studio 12 & New Media Society:

4th session from “City and Urban Man” Series, in harmony with the end of the Iranian year &  change of the season focuses on the cinema in Iran in the light of modernisation process.
For this special occasion we gather to watch a crucial & less seen documentary on early Iranian cinema and its history.

We gather at New Media Projects to watch, Iranian cinema from the constitutional Revolution to Sepanta (1970) by Mohammad Tahaminejad on Sunday, March 12, 20176 pm.

Followed by a director talk plus Q&A

Mohammad Tahaminejad was born in1942 in Tehran and studied journalism and cinema and have lectured in film and cinematic research at several universities. The central tendencies in his career had been as follows: 1-Documentary film making on social and cultural topics .His first film Iranian cinema from the constitutional Revolution to Sepanta (1970) was a portrait of Iranian cinema pioneers and the context they challenged with .There he tried to find and assemble some of the Iranian first forgotten lost films in a narrative compilation (hybrid) film together with re-enactment and interviews with silent film personalities . like: Mr. Habibollah Moraad the hero of Haji Agha Actor e cinema ( Ohanian -1933)and director Ebrahim Moradi ( of Bolhavas -1934) and with our first talkie film Dokhtar -e Lor (1933) actress Roohanghiz Saminej ad and others. The film’s perspective supported by a sociologic historical theme as he called searching for disappointment roots (Risheh-yaabiye ya’s). His other films are : Return of the prisoners of war (1991) water distributor’s night (1981) in a desert village and housing crisis in a modern city (1972) 2- He has achieved some qualitative studies since the end of 1960’s. In 1994 he rewrote the script of his first documentary film , and published it. A book which selected as the best book of the year -1995. Two other books are: the cinema of dreams and phantasm (cinemaye ro ya pardaze iran 1986) and Iranian documentary cinema, the field of differentials (arse ye tafavotha-2001) a book about history and ideas. 3-Searching and introducing Iranian fiction and nonfiction (and footage) films had been also his engagement. 4- Documentary cinema from visual anthropological viewpoint and keep in order to (arranging) the visual memories of our contemporary history (nazm bakhshi be khaatere ye basary az tarikh moaser e Iran) are his two other engagements here today 5- Alongside others he has tried also to translate and introduce the new academic and theoretical achievements of the world directly or through comparative and critical works for those who interested. He was one of the three members of board of founders of Iranian Documentary Film Makers association and once its director .

Address:

No 3, Arabi 3, Kheradmand-e Shomali St, Karimkhan Ave. New Media Projects

Poster Designed by Ra Studio | Amir Moghtada

New Media Talk And Screening Series #38 | Mohammadreza Farzad


Blames and Flames
The history of the Iranian revolution is interwoven with the history of cinema: In 1978, on the verge of the revolution, more than 130 cinemas burned down across Iran, 28 of these in Tehran. Who was responsible? Cinema became a major matter of contention on the cultural battleground as the revou The public was outraged and demanded answers: Which films should be shown, which not? Which films will be made, which not? Which movie theater will be kept, which abandoned? And of course: How much will a ticket cost? Composed entirely of archive material and equipped with a groovy jazz score, BLAMES & FLAMES is a brilliant essay film, and a meditation on the role of cinema, television and film in any society.

Into Thin Air ( 2011 )
In the early hours of Friday, September 20, 1979, a curfew was announced in Tehran and several other cities in Iran. That same morning, soldiers positioned in zhaleh Square, in the heart of Iran’s capital, opened fire on the people uninformed of the curfew. The exact number of the killed and the missing, most of whom were everyday people, has never been known. Not only the eyes of the cameras missed this slaughter of innocent people but it faced also the state-run media censorship. Before this film, the only cinematic evidence of this incident was a less-than-a-minute footage from an unidentified person’s camera; an evidence which was published as a document after the fall of the governing regime and turned into one of the most horrendous reminiscences of the 1987 revolution. “Into Thin Air” is the picture-reading of a documented reminiscence and a narrative of the “victim” on the fringe of all political massacres. This might be the story of all yesterday and today’s victims of political massacres in my home and that of yours.

Mohamadreza Farzad
Born September 1978, Graduated MA in theater study from Tehran university of fine Arts. He started his art career as poet and translator published half dozens of books.
As documentary filmmaker he has made some films Awarded and screened in national and international film Festivals. His first and second films “Into Thin Air” and “Blames and Flames” premiered at Berlinale 2011, 2012, shown in almost 30 film festivals till now. His third titled “Forget-Me-Not Egg” premiered at Thessaloniki film festival (2013) screened in dozens of International film events. His latest debut feature documentary “Wedding: A Film” (2015) Premiered in “Next Masters” competition of Leipzig documentary film festival, now going into film events across the world. Farzad has been a PHD student in Film Factory headed by legendary Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr. He also acted as jury member in some International film festivals.

wall newspaper: 79 revolution | ِDialogue with Revolution

Wall Newspaper project in its second event, presents two documentary films directed by Robert Safarian

we gather at new media projects to watch, 14 of Aban, The Day of Fire and Dialogue with Revolution on Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 6 pm.

Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary 35: Mina Keshavarz

Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary hold its 35th Session in collaboration with Rybon Documentary, Studio 12 & New Media Society:

2nd session from City and Urban Man Series

Among the Waves – 2014
Film by Mina Keshavarz
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 – 6 pm

Among the waves is a documentary about Rogheyeh, is a woman living in the city of Minab in South of Iran and to create a secure job female street sellers established a local bazaar for them. More than 800 women are working there but the municipality is against this…

Address:
No 3, Arabi 3, Kheradmand-e Shomali St, Karimkhan Ave. New Media Projects

Poster Designed by Ra Studio | Amir Moghtada

Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary 34: Khosrow Sinai


Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary hold its 34th Session in collaboration with Rybon Documentary, Studio 12 & New Media Society:

1st session from City and Urban Man Series
3 short films by Khosrow Sinai
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 – 6 pm

Program:

A sound that becomes antique 1966
Ars Poetica 1968
Sardi Ahan (1969)

We will watch and discuss 3 short films together with the acclaimed director Khosrow Sinai, the event starts as usual at 6 pm at New Media Projects, sharp and there will be a 10.000 Tomans, entrance fee.IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to reserve your seat with Mr. Masoud Mashayekhi via Telegram or SMS (09032021931).

Address:
No 3, Arabi 3, Kheradmand-e Shomali St, Karimkhan Ave. New Media Projects

Poster Designed by Ra Studio | Amir Moghtada

Parishani, a video program on Mental Distress

Open Wounds by Simin Yaghoubi

Parishani video program: Still from Open Wounds by Simin Yaghoubi

Parking video library in collaboration with New Media Society present

Parishani
A film and video program on Mental Distress
Curated  by Amirali Ghasemi

Friday, November 25, 2016
5-8 pm

The program wishes to investigate Mental illnesses and its reflection in a gradient of works by Iranian artists from different disciplines, Using moving images. Ranging from photography to music video, and from performance to experimental film, works are carefully selected and offer perspectives on the issue from various angles from artists who try to be self-aware to situations occurs to the human body in transition. Parishani was once shown in an independent cinema in the city of Gent, Belgium in collaboration with Mahdieh Fahimi.

Part 1
Farid Jafari Samarghandi | Rozita Sharafjahan | Simin Keramati | Neda Razavipour | Anahita Hekmat | Payam Mofidi | Rambod Vala |

Part 2
Amir Mobed | Tala Vahabzadeh | Narges Naseri | Celia Eslamieh Shomal | Shirin Mohammad | Rasoul Ashtari | Simin Yaghoubi | Allahyar Najafi

On the loop
Ramyar Vala | Sona Safaei Sooreh

New Media Projects
Address: No. 3, Arabi 3 st., Kheradmand St., Karimkhan Ave., Tehran

New Media Talk Series #23 | AIDIN BAGHERI

New Media Talk Series #23
New Media Society in collaboration with Lajevardi Foundation

City Walls, a film by Aidin Bagheri
Wednesday, 27th April 2016 – 7 PM

City Walls, a film by AIdin Bagheri | Poster by Saman Khosravi

City Walls, a film by AIdin Bagheri | Poster by Saman Khosravi

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, “City Walls” a documentary film by Aidin Bagheri will be screened at Lajevardi Foundation from 7 pm, the event follows with a conversation between the director and Zarvan Rouhbakshan, art critique, University lecturer and Artist. They will open the Q&A session for the public. Bagheri writes about his film which has a brief look at urban art and graffiti art in Iran:

How our city can be desirable? How much the city landscapes are influential on our feeling of satisfaction? Can can right to adjust the city** be used in order to achieve the satisfaction without opposition to the city jurisdiction? Questions like this made us to investigate a fully available and new phenomenon like unofficial wall-writing** and to analyse it with a sociological approach in the form of image and interview with the writers and experts. This documentary tries to pose the problems and obstacle which these wall-writers are facing or if their activity causes a destruction to the face of the city or if it is an act of sabotage of an artistic action regardless of aesthetic subject or a routine resistance in opposition to the urban order in addition to a relative introduction of this phenomenon.

Duration: 60 minutes

Aidin Bagheri (b.1991, Tehran, Iran) is a sociologist, researcher, social documentary filmmaker and photographer. He graduated from Azad university of Tehran with a BA in social science in 2013. Also he graduated in 2015 with a MA in sociology from the same university, with an emphasis on the research on relation between social / civil issues as well as photography. His research is reflected in some articles and documentary films such as his recent films “city walls” and “Tehran Slack-Liners”. He is currently working with photography, collage and video besides his following his social science research.

Where: Lajevardi Foundation
No.20, Sepand Street, Nejatollahi Street,
Karimkhan zand Street, Tehran.
Tel: +9821 88921745

for More information:
www.newmedidasoc.com

Poster designed by Saman Khosravi

New Media Talk Series #19 | Marika Kuzmicz

New Media Society & Limited Access Festival in collaboration with Aaran art Gallery and Polish Embassy in Tehran present:

Polish Video Art (1973-1979) – Yet Unwritten Story
Lectuer by Dr. Marika Kuzmicz
Saturday 27 Feb, 2016. 6 – 7 PM
Aaran Projects, room 2

Yet Unwritten story - Polish Video Art 1973 - 1979 - Limited Access 6 Festival for Moving Image, Sound & Performance

Yet Unwritten story – Polish Video Art 1973 – 1979

Video art in Poland first emerged in the early 70s. Despite the inaccessibility of equipment (like video cameras) in that time in Poland, video soon became important medium, used by polish artists in diverse ways.

Avant-garde artists (members of independent experimental groups like Workshop of the Film Form and Gallery of Current Art), based on their experience of experimental film, explored the relationship between reality (visual reality) and the perception of the viewers.
According to this, they used video to make viewers fully aware of traps and manipulations of mass-media and of reality. They analysed the properties of broadcast television and it role in everyday reality in communist country. Only a few of them, like Paweł Kwiek and Jolanta Marcolla (first polish female video artist) received access to the TV Studio. The result of this situation were significant works of Kwiek “Video A”, “Video C” and “Video P” (1974/5) and – not preserved works of Marcolla “Dimension 1-4” (1975).
Polish video art of that time includes also video installations by Wojciech Bruszewski and Andrzej Różycki among others. Installations are evidences of intensive examination of the nature of this medium in the field of visual art in Poland and exploring its potential of communication of abstract ideas or communication, in general.
History of early polish video still need to be developed but for now, important video works are accessible in Arton Foundation on-line repository. The goal of that document is to present selected, significant works and artists, based on the content collected by Arton Foundation since 2011.

Dr. Marika Kuzmicz – a graduate of art history at the University of Warsaw, PhD in Institute of Art, Polish Academy Institute of Sciences in Warsaw. She conducts research on polish art of 70s. Head of Arton Foundation (Warsaw), non-profit organization, concentrates on researching and exhibiting polish art of the 70’s. The curator of contemporary art exhibitions, including “Conceptualism. Photographic medium “(Lodz, Poland, 2010) and” Conceptual Photography Poland “(Berlin 2011), “Doing the Impossible Light” (in cooperation with Florian Zeyfang (Warsaw 2015) and many others. Co-author and co-editor books devoted to the polish art of 70s. Lecturer at Warsaw University and Collegium Civitas (Warsaw).