"Tehran Roofs" Anahita Razmi
Cranetvart (UK) Orkide Rezapour
Sazmanab Platform for Contemporary Arts (Iran)
Edit & Sound / Massod vadiee & Heriknaz Sibirian
Produced / Arden Zahedi-Bogucka
Az Kolexion 'e London profile
fine arts academy stuttgart
2011 emdash winner
“I would never repeat something just for the beauty of repetition -definitely not - but this Roof Piece is a real re-enactment. It is taking the same parameters of Trisha Brown’s performance - we’re taking the same set-up but just by changing the location, by going from New York in the 1970s to contemporary Tehran“- Although dancing is banned, apparently there is something allowed and its is called ‘rhythmical movement’. One of the Iranian dancers said to me, ‘Don’t worry, we don’t call this dancing…’”
Extracts of the 40min live-performacne at the AUN GALLERY in Tehran.
Kurt HÖBRST (visuals, live performance) and Hannes RAFFASEDER (composition, sounddesign, liveperformance) have been to Tehran from 4 to 13 June in order to develop and then perform the Tehran leg of their project 'staTdT_kunst', which in German has two different linguistic and content meanings: 'statt Kunst' (instead of art) deals with the role and significance of (contemporary) art in our society, while 'stadt kunst' (city art) uses field recordings of specific sounds and voices, photos and videos sourced in the city or documentary-style interviews with people passing by as basic material for an audiovisual live-performance.
The project 'staTdT_kunst' began with a performance in in Linz (Austr9a in March 2002 and has grown to include new cities and new results (such as Belfast, Braunschweig, Vienna, Edinburgh, Zurich, Amsterdam, Athens or Copenhagen) Raffaseder and Hörbst collect their material (ambience sounds of the city, voices of people passing by, soundmarks, site specific noise, fotos, video,…) during the course of a few days. The footage recorded during that days, will then be transformed and remixed in realtime during the evening performance. Using state-oftheart techniques like live-coding, real-time editing, analyse-resynthesis, granular-synthesis, multichannel sound-projection and VJing Raffaseder and Hörbst create a site- and time-specific audio-visualperformance.
staTdT_kunst has been presented within several international media-art festivals such as:
Dialogues Edinburgh, Sonorities Belfast, Digital Art Week Zurich or Gaudeamus Amsterdam. staTdT_kunst was selected for the final of the European Live Electronic Competition of the ISCM in 2007 (for details and CVs ref. enclosure as well as at stadtkunst.com).
Video diaries is an on going project by Amirali Ghasemi since 2001, the first edition of this work was shown in Iranian Artist forum in 2002 which was a single Channel 17 min loop of 47 short documentary clips which were shot by Amirali in various public places frequenting from streets, cafés, galleries and artists' studios as well as private places. The current edition is a 6 min version of the work re-edited by four split screens and tends to give an snapshot-like overview of his life in early 20s at the beginning of he professional career.
یک پروژه در جریان است که از سال هفت سال پیش توسط امیرعلی قاسمی شروع شده است و برای اولین بار در یک اثر ویدئویی 17 دقیقه ای متشکل ازچهل وهفت کلیپ مستند در خانه هنرمندان ایران به نمایش درآمد که توسط هنرمند در مکان هایعمومی و خصوصی مختلف مانند خانه ها، خیابانها، کافه ها، نگارخانه ها و نیز کارگاه های هنرمندان ضبط شده اند، او بعدها نسخه های متعدد و مختلفی را از خاطرات ویدئویی ارائه کرده است و نسخه حاضر به مدت شش دقیقه و شامل چهار کانال ویدئوست که به طور همزمان نمایش داده میشود و دورنمایی را ازمحیط زندگی و کار وی را در سالهای آغاز فعالیت حرفه ای اش را نشان می دهد.
Meeting her online is a video by Amirali Ghasemi, recorded with a semi professional camera of a live webcam of a friend.The result has been manipulated with a video editing software, then re-edited and adjusted according to the mood of the sound, and appearance of the model on the webcam.
The sound track is take from an experimental audio session by Erfan Abdi and Amir Lashkari, recorded at parkingallery project, Tehran. The sound of imaginary dolphins which can be heard here, for an unspecific reason makes the video even more wired than what it would be with its original sound clip.