im/pure will show at the opening of <Light Paradise>, commemorating the Yangpyeong Art Museum’s 7th anniversary in South Korea. The exhibition is consists of high-tech media art dealing with provincialization and globalization.
I have been working with the writer, Kayhan Irani and director, Rania Lee Khalil, to create video art for this performance, which uses public storytelling, participatory theater and humor to create spaces of healing around themes of migration, assimilation, and racism. Attendees are invited to tell their own stories to unearth the power of shared histories. More info...
Thursday, November 29th
6:30 PM- 8 PM
The James Gallery
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10016
Free - please RSVP
Surrogate is a curated afternoon of performance, readings, and images that explore replacements for the physical body. I will be showing the model of the house my father built in Afghanistan and read the letter he wrote when he visited the house for the first time after 24 years.
Sunday, August 26th at 1:00pm
420 W Avenue 33, Los Angeles
My shadow is a word writing itself across time will be screening at the Echo Park Film Center as part of amwa's program, paraspace. It will be followed by a short Q & A with myself and the other directors. Hope to see you there!
"amwa film series 02: paraspace presents short films by pan-asian filmmakers based in los angeles. here, borders collapse. we engage with parallel and alternate realities as a method for survival — to pave new ways for reaching equilibrium via a reimagining of our collective potential and a transcendence of our physical time-space and bodies."
August 22, 7:30pm
1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles 90026
My shadow is a word writing itself across time is part of the exhibit Separation, which looks at the ways in which separation has been wielded by authorities to continually suppress and divide our nation by gender, class, and ethnicity.
Opening: August 10, 6-9 pm
August 10-26 by appointment
Tin Flats, 1989 Blake Ave, Los Angeles.