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Talk: Moving Dust

13/10/2020 @ 18:30 - 20:00

13 October 2020, Tuesday, 6:30 pm (GMT+3)

After a short presentation about Dustopedia project and Moving Dust program by curator and artist Amirali Ghasemi, the curator of Sandstorm – And Then There Was Dust Sarah Maske and Amirali Ghasemi will have a talk.

Films in the Moving Dust program, selected by Ghasemi for Dustopedia, are available at the New Media Society website and can be watched prior to the talk.

Dustopedia is an encyclopedia with the capability for change, or the possibility of adding of new entries; archival/live entries of text, image, and film, toward various domains from scientific and ecological perspectives to rather abstract philosophical matters surrounding dust. In association with the concept of dust this project tries to explore fundamental questions such as: what do we know about dust? Is it only floating/sitting matter or there are other layers/readings to this phenomenon? Are we cursed to dust up constantly, or just fribble away in comfort? What if we accept it as a condition/space which can initiate change? How the relationship between the center and the periphery, would be redrawn in accordance with the dust density and/or its inconsistency? How does it make reference to death, decay, and dissolving as the remanence of the once existed object? How does its ever-changing composition bring up coercion and exigency?

Moving Dust as a chapter of larger project of Dustopedia, brings together a series of videos from the Parking Video Library revolving around the representation of dust in moving images in the works of artists and filmmakers. Moving Dust features works by Anahita Hekmat, Arash Khosronejad, Arash Fesharaki, Saman Khosravi, Nazgol Emami, Ali Momeni, Minou Iranpour, Amirali Mohebbinejad, Aria Farajnejad, Jaleh Nessari, Tessa Knapp.

The talk will be online and held in English.

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18:30 - 20:00
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