Projects

Detour to Tehran – Vienna

Detour to Tehran

A film program curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Parking Video Library
with special thanks to Pouria Jahanshad | Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary

“Detour to Tehran” is a two-day screening program at SCHIKANEDER Kino in Vienna on November 17-18, 2018. The program is made in response to an invitation by Hinterland Gallery, curated by Amirali Ghasemi and the Parking Video Library. The screening takes place parallel to an exhibition featuring works by Iranian artists with an emphasis on the city of Tehran as the central theme. “Detour to Tehran” puts together documentary films, videos, and experimental films by various individuals working on Tehran and its many aspects using moving images, among them: Filmmakers, Architects, Artists, photographers, and choreographers…

With contributions from:
Kaveh Mehrabani, Saman Khosravi, Mehdi Bagheri, Pirouz Kalantari, Alireza Rasoulinejad, Amirali Ghasemi, Bahman Kiarostami, Paliz Khoshdel, Zeinab Tabrizi, Jaleh Nessari, Siavash Naghshbandi, Bahar Samadi, Ehsan Barati, Arash Fesharaki, Setare Jabbari, Ehsan Behmanesh, Arash khakpour, Arash Radkia, Amirali Mohebinejad, Nebras Hoveizavi, Roya Keshavarz, Mona Kakanj, Foojan Xaje and Tanin Torabi.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
5 pm
| Black & white (TEHRAN KALEIDOSCOPIC) | Kaveh Mehrabani | 2013-2018 | 80 min
| The Destructed Ones | Saman Khosravi | 2016–2017

7 pm
| Residents of one-way street | Mehdi Bagheri | 2015 | 72 min
| Reading Salinger in the City Park | Pirouz Kalantari | 2011 | 29 min

9pm
| Exteriors | Alireza Rasoulinejad | 2004 | 70 min
| Video diaries | Amirali Ghasemi | 2004

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018
5 pm
| Statues Of Tehran | Bahman Kiarostami | 2008| 60 min
| Street Sultans | Paliz Khosdel – Zeinab Tabrizi | 2010 | 39 min

7 pm – short films
| Fleur Cinema | Jale Nesari | 2018 |
| Tehran Metastasis | Siavash Naghshbandi | 2016
| The Plasco Building | Bahar Samadi | 2017 | silent
| String | Ehsan Barati | 2018
| Workers Say Goodbye to the Sun | Arash Fesharaki | 2013
| Some ways to reach revolution | Setareh Jabbari | 2009
| Room No. 28, The Floor to The Roof | Ehsan Behmanesh | 2007
| Tehran Zoo | Arash Khakpour, Arash Radkia | 2009

9 pm
|Amirali Mohebinejad| 27 Minutes to Go | 17:00 | 2009 |
| Tanin Torabi | The Dérive | 7:39 | 2017 |
| Roya Keshavarz| Khalvat|07:37|2016|
| Rat Race | Mona Kakanj | Video | 2016
| Red Noise | Foozhan Xajeh | 2018
| Does the road offer a clue? | Nebras Hoveizavi | 2018

SCHIKANEDER Kino
Margaretenstraße 24, A – 1040 Wien
(tgl. ab 18 Uhr) : 01/ 58 52 867
schikaneder.at

Adapting to Invisibility – Lajevardi Foundation

Adapting to Invisibility
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Lajevardi Foundation
Curated by Amirali Ghasemi/ Parking Video Library
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 – 7 pm

Anahita Hekmat | Mehdi Shiri | Hamed Sahihi | Tessa Knapp | Ronak Moshtaghi | Narges Naseri | Tala Madani | Payam Mofidi | Nebras Hoveizavi | Simin Yaghoubi

Adapting to Invisibility is Amirali Ghasemi ’s response to a kind invitation from Sussane Bürner, artist, and curator based in Berlin. Parallel to the Mimicry – Empathy Exhibition held at Lajevardi Foundation – Tehran, a one-day video screening program is organized to explore the similar yet varying path taken by various artists living across the globe. The approaches frequently deal with the body, its image and often surrounding sceneries. The program reveals both the vulnerability of human beings and the way they chose to protect/express themselves in confrontation to
the outside world.
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Tanakora in Progress…

Parkingallery Projects and New Media Society Present

TANAKORA IN PROGRESS…

Come and join us for a collaborative project which takes place at the intersection of performance / Story-telling / SecondTanak-hand clothes exchange…
Tanakora takes its title from the wide=spred second-hand shops in Iran, named after a character in a Japanese Soap Opera from the 80s, Oshin, The Tv series aired during the Iran-Iraq war and gains such popularity that brought almost everybody at home sharp at 9 pm, when it was on.

The second-hand clothes sellers which got their hands on imported goods to Iran chose the textile chain in the series for their business.

6 years ago, Parkingallery launched its project, Tanakora Parking, which encouraged people to donate/exchange/sell their belongings in a set together with their stories. Try them on, take pictures and write new stories…

in March 2018, New Media Projects changes itself to a pop-up shop, office, and creative repair space, allowing the visitors to participate in the process from pricing to paperwork and from sorting to displaying and sale, though forms which allow them to let their material for exchange or to be sold. The item left will be donated at the end.

You can join Tanakora in progress from Friday, March 2, to Tuesday, March 6, from 11 am to 9 pm.

T-ask: Set in motion | Material from Bremen in Tehran


T-ask: Set in motion
Material from Bremen in Tehran
New Media Projects
Feb 23-27, 2018
4-8 pm
New Media Society invites you to T-ask: Set in motion, an open studio by five artists from Tehran and Bremen: Alireza Mohammadi, Neda Zare, Ehsan Barati, Konstanze spat and Stephan Thierbach

the Neighbors Think Nobody is Here

Object theater, “The Neighbors Think Nobody is Here” written and directed by Leyla Ahmadi and performed by Naghmeh Manavi will be on view for six nights, with the support of New Media Society – Tehran. This piece has been featured previously in the third Micro leev Festival.

The statement which the group released for the Piece reads: In “The Neighbors think nobody is here” eight people gather around a table as a narrator is telling her story to the strangers who have come to her house.
In this piece, we have tried to avoid defining the object in relation to the dramatic persona. We have tried that objects themselves play their role and to avoid Personification. Here, each object will lend its material and picturesque presence to the performer, without losing its object quality and fading into dramatic Personification.

Leyla Ahmadi has graduated in Puppet Theater from the Tehran Art University. In the past she has participated in various festivals as a playwright such as “The womb house “, “They live in us” and “I failed anyway” she attended in different festivals. She was short-listed for The Radi Playwright Award in the 19th University Theater Festival.

Naghmeh Ma’navi, has graduated in acting and directing from the Tehran Art University. She appeared in different plays like “Direct relevance”, “They live in us” as an actor and director. She has won the directing award from TheFifth Monologue Festival.

This play will be performed 12 times from August 28 to September 2, 2017 at New Media Projects. Due to the nature of the piece and limited seats (8 persons per show), the tickets reservation will be possible through telephone calls only
(Mobile Number: 09391461484)

Tickets Fee: 20 000 Yomans.
Students discount: 15 000 Tomans.

Address: New Media Projects
No. 3, A’rabi 3 Alley, Kheradmand –e Shomali St., Karimkhan Ave., Tehran

Mapping Karimkhan

Karimkhan, mapping the cultural, artistic changes in the heart of Tehran

A project by New Media Society

Local Access | Strolling along Kheradmand Avenue and further

Local Access

Strolling along Kheradmand Avenue and further
Curated by Helia Hamedani & Amirali Ghasemi
Oraganized by New Media Society


Simultaneous with the 7th edition of Limited Access Festival, We want to practice collectively a simple tryout: our local access to the locality here and now in Tehran. Therefore we asked our artist neighbors to open their studios for us for a friendly chit-chat, for few hours on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th of April.

It’s not exhibition situation or to see works installed in a white cube environment. Here is a safe and immediate space for conversation that can be more helpful than reading lines of descriptions and artist statements. Studios will transform too, side by side to our view of the neighborhood in every and each of the stops.

Studios Visited:

Yousha Bashir / Neda Zarfsaz / Mohammad Ghazali / Zarvan Rouhbakhshan / Ali Sadeghi / Elahe Farahani / Farya Aryanejad / Arman Mahdavi / Amir Mobed / Samira Eskandarfar / Hamed Sahihi / Paria Sahihi / Sina Choopani / Mojtaba Amini / Shahryar Hatami / Sam Sami’ee

Guided by Helia Hamedani, Amirali Ghasemi, Sohrab Kashani, Pegah Tabasinejad