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workspace for experimental music and sound art
02/05/2023 - 04/06/2023
Mona Hedayati
Mona Hedayati is an Iranian-Canadian artist and a doctoral researcher. Her interdisciplinary research-practice draws on computation arts, posthumanism, memory, trauma, and affect studies. Akin to her hyphenated identity, her practice grapples with hybrid Western-Eastern perspectives: on the one hand, she foregrounds socio-technical assemblages, i.e., the integration of technologies in our social fabric which she frames by considering humans and machines as active cognizers and emergent ecologies within their expanded environment, constantly being regenerated through shifting agencies and leaky boundaries leading to ethical repercussions. On the other hand, as a migrant from the Middle-East, she conceptualizes her work as socio-politically engaged interventions that make use of human-machine coupling towards composing dynamic-atmospheric interactions. Her recent work has been focused on issues around representation of collective trauma tied to displacement and exile where she responds through building performative and affective spaces towards alternative understanding of such experiences. Hedayati has exhibited and presented on her work internationally and across Canada at institutions such as Slade School of Fine Arts, University of Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery and University of St Andrews in the UK; Trinity College, Ireland; Kunsthal Extra City, Belgium; Agnes Etherington Art Center at Queen’s University and University of British Columbia Art Gallery in Canada.
Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

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