Berlin-based artist Anahita Razmi (Goethe at LUX Resident 2018), presents a selection of films from the LUX Collection by artists including Naeem Mohaiemen, Uriel Orlow, Miranda Pennell and Ben Rivers, alongside a series of her own works, including the recently completed video PARTIES (2018). The selected programme develops upon Razmi’s current research for her project THE FUTURE STATE, an ongoing series of speculations around the future state of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Razmi’s work revolves around cultural transfers and translocations. Working through video, installation, new media and performance, her practice examines processes of cultural appropriation in which the meanings of existing images, artefacts and identities are altered when situated in different temporal contexts. In doing so she reflects structures of perception consolidated in consumer and pop culture, working through them to observe communities across the West and Middle East. The Islamic Republic of Iran, with its current political and social conditions and relations, remains an open, ambivalent point of reference.
Naeem Mohaiemen, Abu Ammar is Coming, 2016. HD video, 6 min.Miranda Pennell, You Made Me Love You, 2005. SD video, 4 min.Anahita Razmi, How your Veil can help you in the Case of an Earthquake (Lesson 1 – 8), 2004. Video, 4 min 55 sec.Uriel Orlow, Remnants of the Future, 2010 – 2012. HD video, 18 min 15 sec.Ben Rivers, The Coming Race, 2007. 16mm transferred to HD. 5 min.Anahita Razmi, White Wall Tehran, 2007. Video, 45 sec.Anahita Razmi, PARTIES, 2018. Video, 2 min 50 sec.Hildegarde Duane, Meltdown, 1982. HD Video, 1 min 15 sec.
Total running time: 42 min.
The screening will be followed by a conversation between the artist and Dr Azadeh Emadi, Lecturer in Screen Production (Theatre, Film and Television Studies) at The University of Glasgow.
As part of her Goethe at LUX Residency, Razmi will also hold the THE FUTURE STATE #03, the third in a series of roundtable discussions which will be held at The Common Guild, Saturday 21 July.
With thanks to Ann-Christine Simke, supported by the Goethe-lnstitut Glasgow.
Anahita Razmi received a BS Projects scholarship at Braunschweig University of Art, Germany in 2017. Other residencies and awards include the Werkstattpreis of the Erich Hauser Foundation (2015), the MAK-Schindler Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program, Los Angeles (2013) and the The Emdash Award, Frieze Foundation (2011).