Duration: 36:00“Last August I traveled together with a group of researchers of the Jan van Eyck Academy to Teheran in order to participate in ‘Instances of translation’, a workshop organized by Pages (Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi).
I decided to take this workshop and my stay in Iran as the starting point for a sound project for Kunstradio.
The first part is a sound walk with excerpts of the workshop appearing and disappearing in the noise of the street. It highlights certain aspects of the discussions during the workshop that shaped my experience later on during the recordings in the city.
What follows are acoustic reconstructions of spaces and situations in Teheran such as two scenes in the central Laleh Park (one during a Sunday afternoon, the other at night the following day), various taxi journeys, a visit in the Bazaar one day before the holiday celebrating the Hidden Imam, a dinner in a restaurant and the Shrine of Imam Khomeini.
Using microphones hidden under my veil, I followed my ears in order to create a physical acoustic record of everyday urban life spaces in the city. By including rather than hiding my constant movement, my own physical presence as well as remarks by members of the group I was traveling with, I attempt to elaborate an acoustic experience of social and architectural spaces with their particular encounters, resonances and discussions.”
ORF Kunstradio – Radiokunst
Sound engineer: Martin Leitner
Supported by the Jan van Eyck Academie and Pages Magazine
First broadcast on Ö1 Kunstradio: Sunday, 24.05.2009
is an Austrian artist working and living in Berlin. She studied at the San Fransico Art Institute (USA), NSCAD- College for Art and Design Halifax (CA) and the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (FR), where she graduated in 2003. Following her fellowship (2006-2008) at the Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, she is currently on a residency in London.
Some recent exhibitions include: Die Lucky Bush. MUKHA, Antwerp (NL), Parcours interdit. Künstlerhaus Malkasten, Düsseldorf (DE), Video as urban condition, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (AT) and Je partage votre point de vue, La Galerie de la Générale, Paris (FR).