“Narrative Texts and Maps”

Curated by: Amirhossein Khorshidfar, Rojia Forouhar

From “1001: Collective Narrative” Workshop Exhibition: 

“Narrative Texts and Maps”

With contributions from: 

Nahal Jafari / Shamim Taassob / Anahita Rezaei / Azadeh Zakeri / Shahab Anousha / Mobina Kastani‌khah / Amirali Ghasemi / Sarvanaz Yasari / Azadeh Behkish / Ali Ajdari

Led by: Amirhossein Khorshidfar and Rojia Forouhar

In Collaboration with: New Media, Former Summer School

Project Coordinator: Bahar Ahmadifard

The online multimedia exhibition “Narrative Texts and Maps” will be accessible on the New Media Society website from 7 May 2021. The texts and narrative maps of this result from a three-month collective process that the participants of the “1001: Collective Writing” workshop went through last winter (Dec 2020- Mar 2021). During the workshop, participants residing in diverse parts of the world, such as Tehran, Hamedan, Shiraz, Boston, Berlin, Vancouver, Toronto, etc., shared their location-based experiences and observation means of writing and mapping.  

The exhibition “Narrative Texts and Results forms the third joint workshop by Rojia Forouhar and Amirhossein Khorshidfar, focusing on the correlation between space, architecture, and literature.

Nahal Jafari | The Eye Looks at the World

A mundane cityscape turns into series of abstract geometric imaginaries.

Shamim Taassob | Stages of Fear

The basement boiler room of an apartment complex is fueling the fear in one of the residents.

Anahita Rezaei | Eternal Sanatorium

The huge and noisy construction site has disturbed the calm of the neighbors.

Azadeh Zakeri | The Rising City, the Rising Tower, the Rising Fog

From the window of an immigrant’s room, one can see Toronto’s CN Tower light show. Every day, the lights have their special color until …

Shahab Anousha | Isotope

A cyclist in Berlin follows his daily route

Mobina Kastanikhah | Cinderella

Dispersed places of a neighborhood are linked with invisible bonds.

Amirali Ghasemi | Encyclopedia of the Vicinity

Navigating the distance within two locations through a random cat’s viewpoint.

Sarvenaz Yasari | Timelapse

How the sun rises in Tehran.

Azadeh Behkish | Palm Reading

It all started with the stone floodwall …

Ali Ajdari | A Door Behind a Door

An Iranian immigrant enters a corridor in Boston that has attracted his attention for years.