Currently Listening To…Maziyar Khavajiyan
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Currently Listening To…Maziyar Khavajiyan

This 2012 album Annihilation holds your interest with its quirky composition and brushes with electronica. The music is formal enough however to retain elements of traditional Persian music and showcase the talent of Khavajiyan as a guitarist. This well-considered album by Maziyar Khavajiyan was released digitally on Mahriz Recordings, which stems from Mahriz Mehr Institute of … Continue reading

Artist’s Focus – Nooshin Farhid
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Artist’s Focus – Nooshin Farhid

As a precursor to our Six Pillars exhibition at Hundred Years Gallery next week New Players, New Roles – British-Iranian art, we’re reposting artist Nooshin Farhid’s interview on Resonance104.4FM from in 2008. Farhid’s videos employ varied subjects and scenarios that are threaded together by a connecting sense of agitation and tension. In this interview we … Continue reading

Ex-Pencils – Shirin Abedinirad
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Ex-Pencils – Shirin Abedinirad

Artist and fashion student Shirin Abedinirad came into her own after attending a Kiarostami film workshop. Since then she’s produced exploratory work like this, of which her statement is below (translated by us). Performance plays a major part in her work, check our her 2011 underground tube train performance here, about which an interview is … Continue reading

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Saba Javar – A Contemporary Iranian Dance

I HAVE ESCAPED FROM….رستم از اين… – صبا جاور Drawing on traditions of verbally delivered rhythmic modes in dance (Kathak for example) the highly-creative Javar creates a slightly absurd yet compelling scenario in which everyday objects, even rubbish, become the totemic co-deliverers of an increasingly frantic rhythm to imploring, progressively desperate lyrics. At times bird-like … Continue reading