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Continuous | Multimedia Performances

New Media Society in collaboration of Vali Art Gallery Presents:

Continuous (Motavali) | Multimedia Performances

Opening: Friday, Feb 14, 2020 – 6 pm
Visiting Hours: 4-8 pm
Visting days: Weekdays except for Saturdays and Friday, Feb 21st.
Motavali (Continuous) brings together various performative positions across different disciplines from Lecture Performance to Multimedia Installations. Projects which are being made, revised or in a state to benefit from public feedback.
Motavali will be on for ten evenings between Feb 14 -25, 2020 at Vali Art Gallery with Talks, video screenings, and documentations.
Projects by:
Leila Ahmadi Bahador Amirhosseini, Shahab Anousha/Mohsen Khedri, Raheleh Bahrami, Kasraa Pashaaei, Saghar Hosseinpour, “Arseh Performance Group”, Farideh Barati, Naghmeh Manavi, Mahoor Mirshakkak
Instagram: @motavaliproject

Open Panel Discussion on Second Anniversary of “Animation; experiment”

Animation; Experiment in collaboration with New Media Projects #28 | Open Panel Discussion with the Audience

Oct, 23, 2019 | 7 pm
On Wednesday, 23rd Oct 2019, “Animation; experiment” collective is going to kick start its 3rd year by an open panel discussion with the audience members. After a brief presentation on the past two years, we would be pleased to hear your feedback to decide on what improvements should be made in our programs.
In addition, we are going to talk about the ways of further collaboration with our audience, e.g. How to share your suggestion for the future session topics, how to arrange and organize a talk session and finally how we can collaborate on potential research.
Animation; experiment website

Animation, Experiment #27 | Exhibition Review | ( : ) in motion; Limited Access Festival 8

Animation; Experiment in collaboration with New Media Projects | No.27
Exhibition Review | ( : ) in motion; Animation Section of Limited Access Festival 8
Wed, Oct 2, 2019, |7 pm
In the twenty-seventh session, a selection of works from the animation section of the Limited Access Festival 8 will be shown and discussed.
At Limited Access 8, “Animation; Experiment” collective organized a screening program that included various experiences in the field of animation; the program was intended to deal with animation as a process-based approach, not a pre-defined genre.

The following works will be screened:
1- Paraic McGloughlin‌ | Chase | 0:03:16 | 2017
2- Shen Jie | Horse | 0:04:17 | 2014
3- Nikita Diakur | Ugly | 0:11:54 | 2017
4- Caleb Wood | Dumb Run | 0:01:41 | 2014
5- Joseph Pierce | A Family Portrait | 0:05:00 | 2009
6- Paul Wenninger | Uncanny Valley | 0:13:32 | 2015
7- Simon Gerbaud | saVer | 0:08:00 | 2014
8- Zekkereya El-megharbel | stimm along, stimm along, stimm along | 0:01:30 | 2017
9- Annapurna Kumar | Mountain Castle Mountain Flower Plastic | 0:03:08 | 2017
10- Kathy Rose | Mirror People | 0:04:17 | 1974
11- Rop van Mierlo | Young Marco – Trippy Isolator | 0:03:35 | 2017
12- Sijia Ke | Aye | 0:02:27 | 2014
13- Johan Rijpma | Tape Generations | 0:02:30 | 2011
14- Daniel Šuljić (Suljic) | The cake | 0:07:58 | 1997

New Media Projects – No. 3, Araabi 3 Alley, North Kheradmand St. Karimkhan Ave. Tehran
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Yard Video Festival in cooperation with New Media Society

Yard Video Festival in cooperation with New Media Society

August 9, 2019- August 16, 2019
Parking Video Library in cooperation New Media Society participated in the first edition of Yard Video Festival -initiated by ag Galerie- with the three screening programs: Invisible Present Tense 03, curated by Amirali Ghasemi,
Shar(e)d Cinema curated by Marlies Pöschl and screening of a documentary film “Nikolaus Geyrhalter – Homo Sapiens ” selected by Arash Khakpour.

– Invisible Present Tense 3.0 – Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Parking Video Library
Atousa Bandeh, Aliyar Rasti, Shilan Borhani, Mojtaba Saranjampour, Bahar Samadi, Mehdi Shiri, Nima Bahrehmand, Nebras Hoveizavi

– Shar(e)d Cinema – Curated Marlies Pöschl | Golden Pixel Cooperative
Lisa Truttmann, Viktoria Schmid, Peter Kutin/Florian Kindlinger, Marlies Pöschl/Farnaz Jurabchian, Constanze Ruhm, Lydia Nsiah, Marlene Maier, Ulrich A. Reiterer, Marlene Maier, Ulrich A. Reiterer, Michael Simku.

Munich: A Detour to Tehran

Munich: A Detour to Tehran

July 12 -14, 2019
Screening Programs, Installations, and Talks on Iran`s Capital through Documentaries, Videos, and Experimental Films
Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Parking Video Library
Cinema Iran The 6th edition of Cinema Iran, a festival of Iranian films, will be held in the German city of Munich from July 12 -14, 2019. Carl-Amery-Saal, Gasteig München | Iranisches Filmfestival München

Organizers and partners:
Cinema Iran, Filmstadt München E. V. in collaboration with Munich City Library, the Cultural Department of the City of Munich, Evangelische Stadtakademie München Parking Video Library, New Media Society and Hinterland Galerie – Vienna.

“Detour to Tehran” is an ongoing screening program in response to an invitation by hinterland galerie. The extensive program first landed at Schikaneder Kino in Vienna on November 2018. New Media Society, the home for Parking Video Library compiled the program, curated by Amirali Ghasemi and with an overlook to the documentaries screened at Rokhdad-e Tazeh Documentary.

“Detour to Tehran” is now heading to Munich in July 2019 by the invitation of The Cinema Iran Festival as a part of the celebration of Moving Images coming from Iran(s).“Detour to Tehran” puts together documentary films, videos, and experimental films by various participants working on Tehran and its multiple aspects, using moving images for their creative and critical output and their take of mega-city and its inhabitants, stories told by the citizens among them: filmmakers, architects, visual artists, documentarists, photographers and choreographers.
With contributions from: Kaveh Mehrabani, Saman Khosravi, Mehdi Bagheri, Pirouz Kalantari, Alireza Rasoulinejad, Amirali Ghasemi, Bahman Kiarostami, Paliz Khoshde/Zeinab Tabrizi, Jaleh Nesari, Siavash Naghshbandi, Bahar Samadi, Arash Fesharaki, Setareh Jabbari, Ehsan Behmanesh, Arash Khakpour/Arash Radkia, Amirali Mohebinejad, Nebras Hoveizavi, Roya Keshavarz, Mona Kakanj, Foojan Xajeh, Tanin Torabi and Raha Faridi.
Parking Video Library wishes to thank Pouria Jahanshad and Setareh Jazayeri

Animation; Experiment #21 | Fatemeh Hosseini-Shakib

Animation, Experiment in collaboration with New Media Society #21 | Fatemeh Hosseini-Shakib
Apr 24, 2019 | 6 PM
New Media Projects

Animated Documentary or Documentary Animation, is a relatively new discourse in utilising expressive and aesthetic possibilities of traditional and modern animation techniques and formats to represent or speak about reality and the real. In fact, where the conventional concepts and approaches in live-action documentary fail to communicate, animation articulates.

In recent decades, documentary animation, as an alternative approach to speak or suggest about objective or subjective realities has gained recognition and legitimacy despite serious challenges posed by the orthodox definitions of both animation and documentary. This ontological challenge roots in the seemingly paradoxical accounts of animation as something totally manipulated and controlled and that of documentary film as a not-at-all manipulated, or an objective and unbiased representation of reality by ‘filming’ it. Today, these initial contradictions and disputes in the emergence of the form have provided a fruitful foundation for an in-depth discussion about the fluctuating essence of reality and the impossibility of removing the barrier of representation.

On Wednesday, 24th April 2019, Fatemeh Hosseini-Shakib is going to kick-start the Animated Documentary Season of ‘Animation: Experiment’ collective (of the New Media Society) by a presentation on the theoretical and academic polemics related to the topic, as well as screening a broad range of approaches and practices in relation to such kind of film.

Moving Dust | Isfahan

Dustopedia: Moving Dust, Isfahan 

New Media Society in collaboration with Mehregan Atelier

Curator: Amirali Ghasemi / Parking Video Library

25 Jan, 2019

Moving Dust features works by Anahita Hekmat, Arash Khosronejad, Arash Fesharaki, Saman Khosravi, Nazgol Emami, Ali Momeni, Minou Iranpour, Amirali Mohebbinejad, Aria Farajnejad, Nassrin Nasser, and Bahram Beyzai, Jale Nessari

Address: No 40, Nilforoushzadeh crossroad, Kasra St, Bozorgmehr st, Isfahan.

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Moving Dust

Moving Dust | Bandar Abbas

Moving Dust | Bandar Abbas

Curator: Amirali Ghasemi / Parking Video Library

Moving Dust brings together a series of videos from the Parking Video Library revolving around the representation of dust in moving images in the works of artists and filmmakers. Moving Dust features works by Anahita Hekmat, Arash Khosronejad, Arash Fesharaki, Saman Khosravi, Nazgol Emami, Ali Momeni, Minou Iranpour, Amirali Mohebbinejad, Aria Farajnejad, Jaleh Nesari, Tessa Knapp and Bahram Beyzai.

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Moving Dust

Moving Dust | Kerman

Curator: Amirali Ghasemi / Parking Video Library in collaboration with Yadegaran art gallery

14 – 20 Dec 2018

address: Between Valiasr and Somaye Crossroads | Beheshti St | Kerman | Iran

Moving Dust brings together a series of videos from the Parking Video Library revolving around the representation of dust in moving images in the works of artists and filmmakers. Moving Dust features works by Anahita Hekmat, Arash Khosronejad, Arash Fesharaki, Saman Khosravi, Nazgol Emami, Ali Momeni, Minou Iranpour, Amirali Mohebbinejad, Aria Farajnejad, Jaleh Nessari, Tessa Knapp and Bahram Beyzai

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Dustopedia, a collective research project by New Media Society
from April 20, 2018
New Media Projects

visiting hours:
Fridays 5-9pm and Weekdays by Appointment

Dustopedia (Ghobar-Nameh/ غبارنامه)  is an ongoing research, archive curatorial project which defined by New Media Society in response to an invitation by Anna Ptak, the curator based in Warsaw and meant to be exhibited in Warsaw in 2015 along with the project DUST/KURZ/غبار.

It is an encyclopedia around the theme of dust, bringing together its appearance and reappearances of the subject through various media such as text, moving image, and found materials.

Due to some problems and complications, Dustopedia wasn’t released during the exhibition, and the team decided to continue the project on their own and present it when another opportunity occurs in Iran. Meanwhile the archive was growing in many directions, and finally, in early 2018, New Media Society decided to dedicate its project space to Dustopedia for two months starting in April. The project is consist of an ever-changing wall installation, a study room and a screening area for talks and presentations.

The subjects which are being researched are varying from representation of dust in documentary and feature films, work on paper, collecting News pieces and paper clippings regarding the micro-dust crisis and the environmental issues caused by the water shortage and drought to side effects of the wars in the region, as well as philosophical and metaphorical readings of dust in literature, poetry and film. The project invites the viewer to participate actively in the process by engaging in the conversation within various related disciplines and helping the archive by submitting materials and expanding the entries of the Dustopedia. The result is imagined in the format of an internet website and a possible publication.  

In association with the concept of dust this project tries to explore fundamental questions such as: what do we know about dust? Is it only floating/sitting matter or there are other layers/readings to this phenomenon? Are we cursed to dust up constantly, or just fribble away in comfort? What if we accept it as a condition/space which can initiate change? How the relationship between the center and the periphery, would be redrawn in accordance with the dust density and/or its inconsistency? How does it make reference to death, decay, and dissolving as the remanence of the once existed object? How does its ever-changing composition bring up coercion and exigency?

        Despite its popular definition, the word ‘dust’ can be taken as a signifier to separate the periphery from the center – as the place which the power is concentrated in and should be kept clear, pure and visible at any price; but the periphery, on the contrary, is a place/space for dust. It is always expelled/discarded to some remote places out of sight, dust will not attract any attention until it reaches the center. Maybe that’s why the outcasts and the forgotten are always associated with dust. Center is a place worthy of sweeping, hence dust and rubble are the largest export to the marginal territories; nobody bothers to sweep the periphery.

        Dust always gets on the news when it is too late – everywhere is filled with it. The Settled dust completes the process of opacity and hypocrisy, it devours the structures of power or transmutes them in itself. (9/11 and the 1st and the 2nd Persian Gulf War).

The collected dust, on the other hand, refers to the archive, the analog and the history and all those nostalgias attached.

        Dustopedia is an encyclopedia with the capability for change, or the possibility of adding of new entries; archival/live entries of text, image, and film, toward various domains from scientific and ecological perspectives to rather abstract philosophical matters surrounding dust. Various portions of it get completed in the course of time and in the process of collective search and investigation. To separate these interconnecting matters, chapters and entries are designated to be filled with found objects/footages/text fragments, these entries – themselves – will be also capable of expansion.

New Media Projects

No. 3, Araabi 3 Alley, North Kheradmand St. Karimkhan Ave. Tehran
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Video in Theater | Pegah Tabassinejad and Hessam Nourani

New Media Society in collaboration with Rooberoo Mansion presents:
“Video in Theater”
Monday April 10, 2017
Panel participating Pegah Tabassinejad, Hesam Nourani: 6 pm
RooBeRoo Mansion: No. 7, Kianpour Deadend, Enghelab St. (east to west), Tehran, Iran

“Video in Theater” with Pegah Tabassinejad, Hessam Nourani

Pegah Tabassinejad is an Interdisciplinary artist with interests in directing experimental performances, net performances, and interactive installations. She holds MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Simon Fraser University and BA in Stage Directing from the Art University of Tehran. She also studied contemporary dance and choreography in Paris at Conservatoire de la Danse.
Her research is mostly around the notion of ‘presence’ as she is trying to negotiate between mediums of creation. Pegah believes that the boundaries between disparate forms of art are thin; they constantly interact, influence and impact each other.
She recently had a virtual installation named ‘Monitoring [Tehran]’ at TADAEX04 (Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition) that had been installed for 12 days, questioning what is the real presence of Tehran dwellers. Other projects she had in Canada were included ‘Monitoring[A Doll’s House]’, an almost 60 hours durational performance with the virtual installation, ‘a doll’s room’, ‘Fake Memories’, ‘Read Me’ and ‘Charisma’ (as part of ‘Push Festival- Push-OFF’, Canada, and ‘Dancing on the Edge Festival’, Netherlands).

Hessam Nourani
b. 1971, Tehran
Hessam Nourani is graduated from Architecture school and worked in the field between 1993-2000. He started his career in the movie theater industry since 2000.
His cinematic works include: first assistant director and planner in films directed by Bahman Farmanara, Kambozia Partovi, Bahman Kiarostami, George Ovashvili, Rasoul Molagholipour, Mani Haqiqi, Ali Rafeie, Fereydoun Jeyrani.
He had also worked as a video-artist and technical manager at some theaters directed by Amir-Reza Kouhestani, Hassan Majouni, Stefen Wilder, Mohammad Aghebati, Nima Dehghan and Kiomars Moradi.
His work has been presented internationally, at Marienbad Performing Arts Center, Freiburg (2009), Aun Gallery (2012), Ariana Gallery (2014). He did execute more than 20 video-installations for the other artists.

New Media Talk Series #27 | Pouya Jahanshahi

New Media Talk Series #27 | Pouya Jahanshahi
Hybrid Visual Culture: Research, application and curation in cross cultural sphere
Lajevardi Foundation
July 13, 2016 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Join us a for a presentation by Pouya Jahanshahi (MFA, CalArts) graphic designer and scholar taking us through his MFA thesis project at California institute of the Arts entitled “Hybrid Visual Culture” and the implementation of its methodology and perspective on design, curation and research. The event will be followed by a Q&A and a related workshop will ensue, specifics will be announced at the presentation.
Pouya Jahanshahi is a Graphic Designer, Filmmaker and Educator residing in Orange County, California since he migrated from his home country of Iran more than 30 years ago.
Pouya received his MFA in Graphic design and Integrated Media, from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), his research was focused on the global development of what he calls “Hybrid Visual Cultures”, where cross-pollination of cultures have resulted in the birth of new visual realms and typographic forms. His M.A. research “ Anatomy of a visual message” explored the realm of semiotics and the process of visual communication. This perspective of “Cultural Hybridity” is what guides his vision, and visible in his works across various mediums.
While presenting on such related issues inter- nationally, Mr. Jahanshahi is currently working on an independent documentary film: The Visual Language of Iranian Graphic Design. When time permits, he pursues his hobbies of Persian calligraphy, silk-screening and concrete poetry. Pouya Jahanshahi has started his new position as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Oklahoma State University, College of Arts and Science.

New Media Talk Series #26 | Emmelie Koster & Lindokuhle Sobekwa

New Media Talk Series #26

Emmelie Koster & Lindokuhle Sobekwa in conversation

Pop-up Gallery – No Man’s Gallery In Tehran

Tuesday June 7,2016
6:30 pm
New Media Projects
The availability of public funds, private patronage, arts education, academic discourse, the international art market, mass audiences or even basic exposure to an artistic environment differs in each country. Whether the artist can access those resources influences the opportunities he will have when dependent on that market. The concept behind the No Man’s Art Gallery exhibition series is focused on making the artist less dependent on their local art world, and more so on a global one. The project makes use of the pop-up gallery concept, an ephemeral gallery with no fixed space, no white walls, no perfect lighting. Emmelie Koster, director and curator of the gallery will explore how the pop-up gallery space can help in mitigating the circumstances that might limit in artist in their own art scene. Lindokuhle joined No Man’s Art Gallery in 2014 for the pop-up gallery in Cape Town. He will share his experiences as a South African photographer and will speak about his path from following the Rubis Mecenat photography programme at his high school to exhibiting in Tehran, participating in the Johannesburg art scene and assisting photography workshops for the youth.
Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa, 1995) is a young photographer from Thokoza, South Africa. Sobekwa started photographing in 2012 through a project that was organised in his high school by Rubis Mecenat. Sobekwa rapidly developed his talent as a photographer through Magnum workshops, mentoring and an education at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. He now focuses on documentary photography. His ongoing series ‘Nyaope, everything you give me my boss, will do’ brought his work to the attention of a wide and international audience and resulted in exhibitions in the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Ghent International Photography Festival and international representation by No Man’s Art Gallery. The series is a powerful and intimate portrait of a group of young men that he knew growing up, who lost their way to a street drug called Nyaope.
Sobekwa’s work has been published by various media such as Live Magazine South Africa, VICE, The VICE Photo Issue in a feature together with Mikhael Subotzky and Belgian newspaper De Standaard. Sobekwa is currently in Iran to attend the No Man’s Art Pop-up Gallery, and was kindly hosted by New Media Society during his stay.
Emmelie Koster (The Netherlands, 1986) is the director and curator of No Man’s Art Gallery, an Amsterdam based gallery that organizes pop-up galleries in another country every year to enable artists to benefit from access to different art markets very early on in their career.
Koster switched to a career in arts not long after graduating in Law and Economics. Her background inspires her practice as both director and curator, focusing on how market circumstances influence opportunities for artists to create and exhibit their work, and how those circumstances can be mitigated or neutralized when presenting art to an audience. Koster has lead the pop-up gallery projects in various European countries, China, India, South Africa and is now in Tehran for the latest pop-up exhibition. Beside her full time involvement with the gallery, Koster works as editor for the Art Market Dictionary at De Gruyter Publishers in Berlin and as consultant for cross-cultural creative initiatives.

New Media Talk Series #25 | Meta Marina Beeck

New Media Talk Series #25
Meta Marina Beeck
Thurdsay, May 5, 2016
6:30 pm
New Media Projects

Sven Johne, Jutta, 2014 (Still); Courtesy Galerie KLEMM’S, Berlin

Sven Johne, Jutta, 2014 (Still); Courtesy Galerie KLEMM’S, Berlin

Meta Marina Beeck is representative of Kunsthalle Bielefeld (built in 1968 in Bielefeld, Germany). The exhibition space is specialized in 20th and 21st century art and was a gift of Rudolf August Oetker to the city. It was Oetker’s grandfather, August Oetker, who invented the popular baking powder, which lead to a success story and was the very beginning of the food company Dr. Oetker. Therefore also the foundation of Kunsthalle Bielefeld has a very unique history.
Another part of the lecture by Meta Marina Beeck will focus on and introduce the Kunsthalle’s previous year’s video program; including works by Sven Johne (b. 1976, GER), Samira Eskandarfar (b. 1980, IRAN) and more.

Meta Marina Beeck (b. 1984, Bremen) is a Berlin-based art historian and curator. She studied Art History and New German Literature at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2007-2014) and Chinese language at Peking University, China (2011-2013). 2014 Meta Marina Beeck graduated with her master thesis titled “Notation as a visual form of thought – John Cage, Allan Kaprow and Trisha Brown”.
During the studies she worked as a freelance curator and realized various solo and group exhibitions in Bremen and Berlin. Since 2015 Meta Marina Beeck is working at Kunsthalle Bielefeld as assistant curator to Dr. Friedrich Meschede.
In her research and exhibition practice Meta Marina Beeck focuses on new media and video art.

Exhibitions (selection):
2016: Martin Disler – Bilder vom Maler, Kunsthalle Bielefeld / 2015: Whatness, Kunsthalle Bielefeld / 2014: (CC)TV. Gallery Herold, Bremen / 2013: BEAUTIFUL MINDS. Kleine Humboldt Gallery, Berlin on the occasion of Berlin Art Week 2013 / 2013: AUFWACHEN ! BESSER MACHEN !. Kleine Humboldt Gallery, Berlin.

New Media Talk Series #24 | Armin Zoghi

Single Pulse Of Subjectivity
New Media Talk Series #24 | Armin Zoghi
Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 7 pm
New Media Projects – Tehran

Armin Zoghi, born in 1979, is a photographer, video artist, visual artist, curator and an art educator. He holds two masters degrees, the first being in “Photography” and from Art & Architecture University in Tehran (2003) and second one in “Visual Arts” from Marc Bloch University in France (2006).
His work has been on display in many individual and collective exhibitions across Iran, UAE and Europe. In addition to this resume, he has practiced curating, art gallery management and teaching art avidly. Although he is an expert in photography and video, he’d rather not limit himself to one medium and allowing his projects to show him the proper decision.

Subjectivity has been a regular theme in his works, therefore he refers to Western Philosophy and Cinema. Although he spends much of his effort to create and curate art, manage art galleries and holds discussion groups and workshops, to accomplish his social responsibilities as an artist is a big priority to him.

My artistic process centers around the transmission of images and the way in which they are perceived by each individual. How do the cultural foundations of a society influence the perception and interpretation of symbolic images? Starting with a minimalist approach, I attempt to isolate those symbols common to several cultures of which the interpretation varies according to the cognitive experiences of each one. Although video and photography occur most often in my work, as the most pertinent media, I also create installations as the need arises. I put great importance on technical quality, in order to be able to associate and master artistic means all in the service of an intention. I am sensitive to the configuration of space and the demonstrative systems that I put into place, which are at the very heart of my discourse. While one video may be presented on a small screen, another may be projected at the end of a corridor constructed out of wood; a photograph may be simply hung, while another is stretched over a frame, next to an installation. I produce my images between observation and staging, where critical analysis coexists with more personal and dreamlike intuitions. My process begins with a synthetic configuration of the subject, and develops through the endeavor of image construction.

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