Artist Talk: Morehshin Allahyari
Opening Talk: Morehshin Allahyari
A new moving image commission for our Media Wall
Fri 5 May, 18.30
She Who Sees The Unknown: Ya'jooj Ma'jooj. Image courtesy Morehshin Allahyari, 2017
3D Additivist Manifesto. Courtesy Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke, 2015
Material Speculation: ISIS. Courtesy Morehshin Allahyari, 2015
She Who Sees The Unknown. Courtesy Morehshin Allahyari, 2016
Join us for an artist talk and opening to coincide with She Who Sees The Unknown: Ya'jooj Ma'jooj, our new Media Wall commission by artist Morehshin Allahyari in which she will discuss her current work and research into digital colonialism, dark goddesses and 3D printing.
Fri 5 May, 18.30–20.30
Free, booking essential
Morehshin Allahyari is an artist born and raised in Iran and now based in the United States.
Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century.
Morehshin is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke, published on December 2016 online in 3DPDF format and in print by the Institute of Networked Cultures. Her modeled, 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS, titled Material Speculation: ISIS, have received widespread curatorial and press attention and have been exhibited worldwide.