Documentation film of Alinah Azadeh's 2001 debut installation work Space with the Real, exploring connections between the domestic and the sublime, between public and private space. This installation made use of video, multi-channel sound, fabric roses, light, mirrors, poetry, textiles, scent and 500 home-cooked Iranian meals. Sited in the artist’s Brighton seafront flat, part of the Brighton Festival Fringe, UK.
Inspired by Gaston Bachelard’s ‘The Poetics of Space’, the work was created to answer the questions: How can my living room tell you what it sees through its windows? Who's inside the cupboard under the stairs? What do the walls of my corridor sound like? If my garden could dream, what would it see and hear?
Supported by University of Westminster (MA Final Project, supervised by Stevie Bezencenet). Poetry by Fredrik Lloyd, Rumi and Hafiz. Sound by Leo Sedgley.