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In Conversation with the Artists “Made in China” (by Negar Farajiani) & “Lithium Diaries” (by Fereshteh Toosi)
08/25/2015 – 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NEGAR FARAJIANI: Pasfarda produced the premiere installation of MADE IN CHINA by Iran-based artist NEGAR FARAJIANI in September2014 at Navy Pier in Chicago.
Join us for a review of the projects, a round table discussion with prominent art curators and scholars, and to view a projection of the videos of the project in the many cities it has traveled to.
Artist will be present via Skype from Iran.
WATCH A VIDEO of the installation in Chicago by KDL PRODUCTIONS: https://vimeo.com/110322491
FERESHTEH TOOSI: will be performing her “Lithium Diaries” with Out of Site:
DATE: Saturday August 22, 28 & Saturday September 5 2015 – 2PM to 4pm.
Born in Shiraz, Iran and raised on the coast of Virginia, Fereshteh Toosi is an artist who collects and recombines sounds, words, images, and actions. Her participatory works engage multiple senses in various ways, from community driven oral history projects to guerrilla interventions in public places.
Fereshteh received a BA from Oberlin College and lived in Japan for two years before completing her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art. She held teaching positions in media art and theory in Maryland and was the Faculty Fellow in Arts and Civic Engagement at Syracuse University before joining the fulltime faculty at Columbia College Chicago.
OUT OF SITE: curates cutting edge unexpected encounters in public space. We support contemporary performance artists to create new work that engages directly with the public. Artists are invited to select public sites that resonate with their practice. Our mission is to bring cultural experiences to everyone facilitating unique surprises for people as they come home from work. We curate work that brings joy, is provocative and transports people out of their daily routines to create a moment of reflection and wonder in their lives.