Light-Meter & Monument in flux at Online Screening Program

About is a transnational network that promotes, initiates, facilitates, and supports virtual and live contemporary visual arts projects in Iran and Germany, as well as in neighboring countries in the Middle Eastern region and beyond, and throughout Europe. Our mission is to enhance the cultural dialogue by consolidating continuous exchange and cooperation. presents parts of the Parking Video Library at its web platform in the following months The first two programs, Light Meter and Monument in Flux, are accessible on until the end of January 2022.

Light Meter

Curated by:
Amirali Ghasemi | Parking Video Library

Video Artists:
Mohammad Abbasi | Rasoul Ashtray | Hadi Fallahpisheh | Mani Mazinani | Shirin Mohammad | Allahyar Najafi | Hamed Sahihi | Neda Zarfsaz | mo H. zareei | Anahita Hekmat

“There are two ways of spreading light: Be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” (Edith Wharton)

This screening program is the result of a collaboration between Golden Pixel Cooperative (Vienna) and PVL for Limited Access Festvial 5, where Golden Pixel members Nathalie Koger and Marlies Poeschl curated Vanishing Point, a program with films by mainly Austrian and German artists. Light Meter is PVL’s a response to this program. Here, Iranian artists question the notion of “light” and its relation to perception, emotions, and sound, among other things. In these examinations of “light”, they engage with various concerns and perspectives, using everyday objects, natural phenomena, music, performance, found footage, and animation.

This video program was previously screened at Studios Lenikus, Vienna, in 2015, Momayez Art Gallery at Iranian Artist Forum in Tehran in 2015 , at Matn-e Emrooz galley in Isfahan in 2015
and at Club-solo artist-run space in Breda in 2016.

Monument in Flux

curated by:

Amirali Ghasemi | New Media Society

Video Artists & Filmmakers:
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 is a video art program that gathers artists, filmmakers, and video essayists living across the globe, from North America to New Zealand, via Iran. It presents artistic perspectives on monuments that are in a state of constant flux: from the ancient tomb of Cyrus the Great to unsteady contemporary pedestals, from sculptural representations to performances in public space, from the emergence of revolutions to the fading traces of Soviet heritage. Monuments become and are reshaped according to what passes in front of them.

This video program was previously screened at W139 – Amsterdam as part of the “Ideology Meets Implementation” program in 2017 and at Espacio Belgrado art residency, in Buenos Aires, in 2018