Tag: video

“Dust to Come…” | Online Screening | August 8-9, 2020

Online screening Program

“Dust to Come…” Curated video program by New Media Society to be featured in
Future Threads: Mosaic Rooms’ Digital Programme.

Saturday – Sunday: Aug 8-9, 2020

Watch a series of experimental art films by contemporary Iranian artists and
filmmakers curated by the New Media Society. Exploring futures and alternative
visions, most of the selected videos are shown for the first time.

There are 9 videos by 11 artists including (in screening order):

Arash Khosronejad, Anahita Hekmat, Arash Hanaei , Nassrin Nasser, Maryam Katan and Shaahin Peymani , Elnaz Salehi, Milad Forouzandeh and Mohsen Hazrati, Nazanin Aharipour, Ramin Rahimii.

The videos will be embedded on the following link:

“Dust to Come…” Curated video program by New Media Society
The future is blurry; we made countless Macro & Micro mistakes; we know the storm is inevitable; we watch science fiction, or we don’t… The future was never
bright as they promised it to be, for some parts of the world is still as
nonexistent and discriminatory, as if it wasn’t pictured at all and never
predicted.

The colorful plastic future once was pictured dreamy and chic but no one told
us about the dust to come.

Future Threads, a digital program featuring artists, curators, and thinkers
from the Arab world and beyond who engage with social transformations and future
concepts.

If it is an artist’s duty to reflect the times, what does that reflection look
like At this moment of global crisis? Future Threads unpacks the disruptive
potential of art and culture and profiles some of the most innovative and
original responses by artists during this time of the pandemic.

An installation

An Installation
New Media Projects – Tehran
Feb 1-8, 2019
4 – 8 PM

An installation - New Media Projects - Bahar Samadi - Navid Salajegheh - Pooyan Hashemi Tari - Navid Naderi
Navid Naderi, Pooyan Hashemi Tari and “Studio 51” write:
“The current project is a video installation in the making of which four individuals have differently intervened. Four of these videos which have been produced during the last year are displayed separately in four distinct spaces. A different video installation made with various material including sound, image, and text is set up in New Media Society’s main area for a week during the month of Feb (2019). The work is the result of an unplanned process: when interacting in front of the camera, and also when installing the videos, we collectively intervene in the material at hand. The nature of such interactions and the forms which they give rise to depend on the context of the situation, the available material, and the ways in which they may be collectively manipulated. The forms that result from such processes are changing, precarious, and ephemeral. The videos do not have a common theme. Rather, their relation is to be sought in a moving form which appears in the field of forces collectively exerted on the material.”

****
Navid Naderi writes derivative poems and studies literature. He has worked on the history of philology in the 19th century, and contemporary American and Iranian poetry.

Studio 51 is a collaborative project of Bahar Samadi and Navid Salajegheh since 2014. Their work consists of constructing a series of micronarratives and assemblages which reappear in a here and now that is alternative to the primary time and space of the used material. They recycle and re-employ pre-existing footages and other visual and textual materials, processing them through diverse media, spanning from moving images to performance, installation, and painting. The outputs of these projects are visual, auditory or tactile experiments which create new relations between content and expression of materials. Studio 51 also functions as a laboratory for these two artists to discover new forms for the possibilities of “working together” and, ultimately, to observe the way they evolve from one project to another.
https://studio51tehran.weebly.com/
http://www.baharsamadi.com/
http://navidsalajegheh.tumblr.com/

Pooyan Hashemi Tari has been engaged with various mediums such as painting, sculpture, installation, video art and performance. His works are ‘self-processes’ aiming to evoke questions in order to reexamine our understanding of the ‘self’. He considers this process to be successful if it could preserve the complexity of the very general yet ambiguous question of ‘who I am.’ Central to the idea of self-process is the interrogation, and perhaps even transformation, of the innate or acquired thresholds, which, unbeknownst to us, have already formed the internal and external boundaries of our conception of the self.
www.instagram.com/pyntari

No. 3, Araabi 3 Alley, Kheradmand-e Shomali St., Karimkhan Ave., Tehran