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Darake

Thursday 17.12.2020 | 20:00 – 23:00

Mit Afsun Moshiry

Meeting ID: 849 3054 8936

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Water consumption is an important issue in Iran. The Darake river originates in the Alborz mountain range and runs through Tehran to the southern outskirts of the city. Due to the high seasonality of rain in Tehran, in some seasons the river is almost completely dried out and in other seasons it flows down the mountains and into the city with full strength.

In the December session of Public Research the film curator, producer, and director Afsun Moshiry will present raw materials and sketches of a video installation she currently has been working on. Her guiding question in this context is: How to capture the river in an artistic dimension and to further explore its philosophical meanings? Her images show water flowing down from North to South, collections of plastic garbage assembling on its surface, and various relationalities between geographical and geopolitical sites alike. They tell the story of human and more-than-human interactions from the very perspective of the water. 

In her presentation Afsun Moshiry will invite us to join her on a journey through Tehran via its waterways – sparking ideas and thoughts about the city and its inhabitants. Together with our guest we will discuss about possible translations of her source material into different media and the spatial arrangement of her planned video installation in general. The session is addressed to both artists and scholars: Let’s think together about different directions Darake might take in its finalized form and what kind of layers it already consists of.

Afsun Moshiry is based between Berlin and Tehran.

http://www.roadriverfilms.com

Devised by: Dirk CieslakGerko EgertStefan Hölscher, and Netta Weiser.

Public Research is part of the program gesellschaften in the new and beautiful House of Commons, designed by Olf Kreisel at Vierte Welt.

With support of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin.