Exhibition:

Spring Cleaning

Iranian style

12 mrt 2008
16 mrt 2008

"I realize that slowly I have become the representative of my country to all my friends in the Netherlands. Therefore I invited a group of 11 artists to join my project, most of them are none Iranians and all Gastarbeiders except for one… I asked them to find out how they could relate to Iran, Iranian culture and art ?"

The title ‘Spring Cleaning’ referred to the Persian tradition of preparations for the New Year, the start of the spring.

Vergroot

Drawing by Sara Rajaei - Spring Cleaning @ Mediamatic

The programme

Wednesday 12.03.2008:

16:00 - 17:30, Short Film screenings (see film programme)
17:30 - 18:00, Sight, video by Chantur Chandar
18:00 - 19:00, Positions In History by Chantur Chandar

Thursday 13.03.2008

16:00 - 20:00, Iranian Dance & ‘Raghs’ by Hadas Itzkovitch & Nazanin Asgarian with the advise of Shila Foroudi

During this afternoon, the conclusions of a research about Persian dance in a form of live happening were presented. The visitors were directed to pose in front of the camera a selection of movements with the assistance of storytelling, tools and costumes designed especially for the event.

Friday 14.03.2008:

16:00 - 17:30, Short Film Screenings (see film program)
17:30 - 18:30, Tales by Sahand Sahebdivani
18:30 - 20:00, Soul Update Report/ Volume I.
Concert by ‘Strada’: Milan Gataric, Ana Mihajlovic, Stanislav Mitrovic, Igor Balac feat Sahand Sahebdivani

Saturday 15.03.2008:

16:00 - 16:30, Solo Tar Performance by Sahand Sahebdivani
16:30 - 18:00, 100 Years Of Modern Persian Poetry by Nafiss Nia

18:00 - 20:00, Iranian Dance & ‘Raghs’ by performer and video artist Hadas Itzkovitch & fashion designer Nazanin Asgarian with the advise of Shila Foroudi

Like Thursday, conclusions of a research about Persian dance in a form of live happening were presented.

Sunday 16.03.2008:

16:00 - 18:00, Short Film screenings (see film program)
18:00 - 20:00, Soul Update Report/ Volume II.
Concert by ‘Strada’: Milan Gataric, Ana Mihajlovic, Stanislav Mitrovic, Igor Balac feat Sahand Sahebdivani, Otobong Nkanga & Nafiss Nia

Ongoing: a photo exhibition by Omid Pourhashemi
Art directed by: Joost Hecker

Tuesday 18.03.2008

From 20:00, 'Wednesday Fire Party' , outside. This is the Gastarbeider Closing Party, all the participating artists will be present.



FILM PROGRAM:
Sara Rajaei made a selection of freshly made (> 2005) short films by young Iranian filmers, most of them living in Iran

*12.03.08, 16:00 - 17:30

- The Father/ Hadi Afarideh
- A Tombstone For Ardeshir/ Reza Bahrami Nezhad
- Still Life/ Omid Pourhashemi
- The Blue Diamond/ Kourosh Farzanegan
- Ctrl+ Alt+ Del/ Abtin Mozaffari

*14.03.08, 16:00 - 17:30

- City Lights/ Ida Panahande
- The Morning Ceremoney/ Hadi Afarideh
- Parhoode/ Rozet Ghaderi
- Those Hands/ Ida Panahande

*16.03.08, 16:00 - 18:00

- Being A Child/ Fereshte Hali
- Flying Misters/ Reza Bahrami Nezhad
- Parhoode/ Rozet Ghaderi, Short film
- Those Hands/ Ida Panahande, Short film