hyt-Looking-Outward-08: Morehshin Allahyari


Eyeo 2017 talk: https://vimeo.com/search?q=eyeo+morehshin

Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, thinker and activist originally born in Iran and later immigrated to the US. I was particularly drawn to her work  because of her selected focuses on social and political activism using experimental artforms — animation, 3d printing, web art, etc. Two of the projects that interested me in the lecture was the manifesto of Additivism and Material Speculation on ISIS. Specifically, for the latter one, she created 3D printed objects of old artifacts with a memory drive inside the artifact, supposedly preserving it for future generations for reference. I like the combination that the artist works between physicality and digital preservedness.

More work of hers can be viewed here: http://www.morehshin.com/material-speculation-isis/

(Sorry it seems like the Vimeo links were very hard to embed into this post, so I pasted the address link below.)

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