A Performance by Bahar Samadi and Navid Salajegheh Sunday 30th November 5PM The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon , Cork IRL.
Artists Bahar Samadi and Navid Salajegheh will construct a performance around a series of found slides. These slides hold a decade of personal history for some unknown family. The original context for these photographs has been lost forever and only a great mystery remains. Using this as a point of departure, the artists are hoping to reconstruct the skeletal evidence and rewrite a new story, which would generate a dialogue between the performers, the materials and the audience. These images will be projected and transformed through a complex apparatus as a kind of ceremonial act. In an attempt of giving ‘new life’ to the old images, the artists paradoxically accentuate the fact that there is no access to the subjects of these photographs. Then perhaps by creating ghosts for these lost and unknown subjects, a story about the origin and death of images may exist in the ritual itself. The project would deal with notions of loss and death.
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