is an artist, poet, and theorist. Her work in film, video, performance, text, photography, drawing, and sound explores the interplay between aesthetic and political valences in the public domain. Book publications include a translation of Waly Salomão’s Algaravias: Echo Chamber (Ugly Duckling Presse), nominated for a 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation; the poetry volume The Distancing Effect (BlazeVOX); and the artist publication Apparent Horizon 2 (Bonington Gallery). Exhibitions, publications, lectures, and residencies include Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Art Dubai, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Pacific Film Archive, Triple Canopy, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Women and Performance, The White Review, The New Museum, Transition, Asymptote, The Literary Review, Valand Academy, Darat al Funun, Delfina Foundation, among others. She completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Film & Visual Studies at Harvard University and an M.F.A. in Film/Video at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She is author of the open text South/South. In 2017 she is an artist-in-residence at Wysing Arts Centre in the United Kingdom.
When the breath was loud and long enough, I could simply cut out the section of tape and splice it back together. After 4+ hours of doing this, I looked down, and saw these ¼ inch sections of tape all of which contained this man inhaling for another breath. The ground was littered with his
One might come to cynically expect the trickle-down discriminatory treatment Iranians (including those with U.S. citizenship, which both Sabet and Jafarzadeh retain) from the government, who views Iran as its number-one enemy. Facing it while picking up an iPhone at the mall is disdain cut from an unexpected cloth.
Fashion is endowed with the potential to inform a political reality because fashion comes from people. The way people self-organize is always impacted by the external expression of social and political relationships, between police/denizen, publication/reader, store owner/consumer, designer/industry.
Much more surprising than getting pushed around by museum security was the realization that an institution devoted to procuring objects for people to look at was actively blocking their view of a live event, happening in front of our very living eyeballs.
In lieu of alerts warning students from recently bombed or attacked sites in Baghdad and Kandahar or ongoing protests in Kuala Lumpur, the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) just issued students a detailed alert about upcoming U.S.-based May Day general strike actions.