Like Pearls (2014)

“Like Pearls” is a mash-up of sex and romance collected from my Farsi email spam and online underwear stores based in Iran. I manipulated and layered GIFs such as hearts, flowers, candles, birds, and butterflies on top of digital advertisements

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بیت بر ثانیه-Bitrates (2014)

  ///Exhibition’s Catalogue —–> Bitrates Bitrates is the first New Media Art exhibition in the city of Shiraz in Iran, curated and organized by artists Morehshin Allahyari and Mani Nilchiani, hosted by Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project at Shiraz Artist House. With a vision

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Dark Matter (First Series-2014)

“Dark Matter” is a series of combined, sculptural objects modeled in Maya and 3D printed to form humorous juxtapositions.; focusing on two main components: 1- The objects chosen for the first series are the objects/things that are forbidden or un-welcome

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Remembrance of time; Origin of forgetting (2013)

Urban decay and renewal are one and the same thing. As the buildings that man has created crumble, nature flourishes in the wake. With the decommissioning of the pumping station, a new site for artistic inquiry has been created. “Remembrance

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If You Lived Here, You Would be Home By Now (2013)

still Images from video made for LED building. how could one’s body always feel separated from a space? a place? a building? you are never grounded… and it doesn’t matter where you are… every molecule in your body exists separate

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In The Realm of Rare and Analogous Accidents (2013)

I made this video for an invitation by Peter Doroshenko, the director of Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art for Los Americanos exhibition , 19 January – 31 March 2013. “Inspired by the larger than life cinema history of Texas, Los

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Your Night/My Day Project (2011-2013)

Your Night/My Day is an online and digital intercultural collaborative art project between artists in Iran and the U.S. which began in the Fall of 2010. Curated by Morehshin Allahyari and Eden Ünlüata, this project explores the process of cultural

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Re: Apologies to the many wonderful Iranians (2012)

Re: apologies to the many wonderful Iranians Standing behind the windows; Unable to reach or to pass through. The past and present meeting in one spot; Places and objects slowly fragmenting, deforming, fading in and out, coming together, splitting apart; Witnessing things falling through…The

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The Romantic Self-Exiles I (2012)

To build a land; an imaginary home. To push the limits of real and unreal, memory and imagination, locality and universality, self censorship and self- exile, time and space.To put together my most vivid memories on flat planes or 3D

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The Romantic Self-Exiles II (2012)

<I ask you to show me the view of Tehran from your Balcony. You look back into the monitor: “ But remember? It’s hard to breath here. Darkness hides it all.” You still showed me the lights, the beautiful lights

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The Recitation of A Soliloquy (2012)

In 2012, I found a paragraph from my mother’s diary which was written when she was pregnant with me, during Iran-Iraq war.  As a recitation of her diary, I’ve written every word 27 times on 27 frames of a 16mm

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Postcards: coming together while apart (2012)

I have gathered 55 statements and comments on Facebook from friends and strangers about missing Tehran, Iran, or a specific place, object, food, etc while in diaspora or exile. The statements are printed on postcards representing our collective love and

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“Aragh” (2012)

Body sweat gathered from a worker at Sahar1 Offshore oil rig in Persian gulf. Shipped from Persian Gulf to Booshehr and brought on a plane to Tehran by a friend. Carried from Tehran to Dallas on September 13 2012. +

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Over There Is Over Here (2011)

    Over There Is Over Here explores the dialectics of time, space, real and unreal to define and critique the position of those who have left Iran in the last 4-5years in relation to current political prisoners in Iran.

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Video Instructions: Tips on Censorship (2010)

  Censorship and Propaganda – In the U.S. and Abroad from Morehshin Allahyari on Vimeo.   <Open letter to the audience>

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IRUS Art Project (2008-2010)

http://irusart.org/ IRUS art is an intercultural collaborative art project between the artists in Iran and the U.S. I am the co-founder, organizer, and one of the artists of this project. Our team was consist of eleven artists in Tehran and nine

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