upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Mina Zarfsaz

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Mina Zarfsaz Leewayrecipient 81

2017 Art and Change Grant – $1,500

Mina created A Corporeal Orchestration of Sounds, an interactive installation of fragmented bits of Iranian rebellious songs and calibrated electronics—tuned like an instrument to the participants’ movements. The system of sensors, speakers, and projectors measured the impact of spectators' movements, which then reconstructed the dismantled fragments of the music. As they triggered the sensors, the bodies of the spectators co-composed the rhythmic content through their movements with others.

The second piece of her project, Dead Ringer, is an installation that speculates and re-speculates the reality of sound and sound-reflection by emphasizing the experiential conditions of mirroring and the differences that emerge in repetition. The project excerpts text from Gertrude Stein where, drawing on her technique, she relies heavily on the use of repetition as a sensemaking mechanism.The piece also taps into the artist’s inspiration of Attar of Nishapur, a celebrated literary master of Persian literature who in some ways assures that the individual self is but an illusion, and all truth resides in self-annihilation. Dead Ringer creates a space for tuning one’s eyes and ears to the repetitions of elements that bring one in contact with the world through sensorial probing where seeing is more like touching than depicting. And, like touch, hearing is a form of visual perception.

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