Talk: Behzad K. Noori
"The Owl, The Queen, and the Maquettiste"
2017- ongoing, Video and archival material
The starting point of the project juxtaposes four clocks, built between the late 19th and early 20th century in Iran and Palestine, as subjects of comparative analysis. The research based project attempts by fictional methodology to touch upon the complex subject of colonial memory. Urban myths, memoirs and technology of time bring forth the multiplicity of historical narratives and transparent fictional narratives from two geopolitical conditions. Through a dialogical collaboration, we attempt to destabilize historical narratives, within the context of conflictual histories that are under the permanent shadow of hegemonic discourses.
Behzad Khosravi Noori,Stockholm-Tehran, is an artist, writer and educator. He is PhD candidate in the Art, Technology and Design-program at Konstfack/KTH. By using storytelling and micro histories he explores the necessity of itinerancy and multi-sited practices in relation to what he calls hyper-politicized time and place. Here he tries to shed light on specific prerequisites for discussing the question of what happens with art/discourse when/if it crosses borders? In his artistic explorations he combines and discovers diverse connections between movements, places, writing practices and filmic experiences in order to explore and propel the multiplicity of hyper-politicized social environments. His artistic practice at large is an investigational form of writing and art practice in relation to film, photography and installation. He brings divers literary, historical and personal sources to explore the intersectional relationship between macro and micro narrations. He defines hyper-politicized social condition as the place or time when one individual is objectified by grand narration of political order.
The presentation will be in English language.
In the framework of CrossSections_Intensities, June 7-16, 2018, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, curated by Basak Senova.
Picture: Shams ol Emareh (Edifice of the Sun). 1865- 1867, designed by Moayer ol Mamalek, architect: Ali Mohammad Kashi, drawing by unknown artist, from Iranian society of history archive.