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Morehshin Allahyari Lecture
December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morehshin Allahyari (b. 1985 in Tehran, Iran) is a media artist, activist, educator, and curator who uses computer modeling, 3D scanning and digital fabrication techniques to explore the intersection of art and activism. Inspired by concepts of collective archiving, memory, and cultural contradiction, Allahyari’s 3D printed sculptures and videos challenge social and gender norms. She is developing a new body of work on digital colonialism and ‘re-figuring’ as a feminist and decolonialist practice, titled She Who Sees the Unknown. Researching female monsters, jinn and dark goddesses of Middle-Eastern origin, Allahyari devises narratives through practices of magic and poetic-speculative storytelling, re-appropriation of traditional mythologies, collaging, meshing, scanning, and archiving.
On Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7pm, Plug In ICA is excited to present a lecture by Morehshin Allahyari as part of Labour of Love: On Digital Economies in the Arts, a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops.