Tuesday, 25 September 2018

میراث سفر


Together we make #TravellingHeritageBureau :)
Although this is only a few of us in the group.

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

گروه کر بهار در منچستر


 دیروز روزی فوق‌العاده شلوغ بود با این حال نتوانستم  سرکی به کارگاه آواز گروه کر بهار نزنم. فعالیت‌های هنری و فرهنگی ایرانیان منچستر خیلی خوب پیش آمده و اکنون فعالیت‌هایی چون شب شعر، جلسات موسیقی، گروه تاتر و موسیقی، شاهنامه‌خوانی و آموزشگاه موسیقی صهبا را در منچستر داریم. وجود گروه کر حرفه‌ای هم گامی دیگر در جهت موفقیت ایرانیان منچستر است
با بهترین آرزوها برای این گروه
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https://www.facebook.com/uniquecirclemanchester/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2082080678470402/
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HOPE



Music: Shadmehr Aghili, Tars

Thread Bearing Witness @WhitworthArtGallery
Travelling Heritage Bureau
Sep 2018
با گروه میراث سفر، نمایشگاه شاهدان نخ‌نما، گالری هنر ویت‌ورث، منچستر


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#hierarchy_of_worth



I had the pleasure of working alongside Alice Kettle, Jenna Ashton and a group of  female artists in Travelling Heritage Bureau [Roxana Allison, Rand Aljundi, Ekua Bayunu, Angelica Cabezas, Shaheda Choudhury, Lucia Cuevas, Aida Foroutan, Firoozeh Fozouni, Kani Kaml, Khalidak K, Anna Mikolajczyk, Zhila Mozoun, Roua Nazar, Mahboobeh Rajabi, Monika Rajani, Gloria Saya, Mania Soker and Mei Yuk Wong].

The main medium for this collective artwork was textile. Our cushions / sculptures were created and  put together somewhat quietly. The exhibition was up and running days before the official preview day on 20th Sep.  I first thought this lack of alignment with respect to the preview date and the start date of the exhibition was a miscalculation on the Gallery's behalf or maybe we got ready earlier than expected. I even wondered if this is how things are normally done by the Gallery.

It was nothing short of a wonderful dream for my HOPE cushion sculpture to be exhibited alongside Alice's work and the work produced by other members of the Travelling Heritage Bureau in the Thread Bearing Witness exhibition at Whitworth Art Gallery. 20th September 2018 was our Day.

I was going to ask my friend to record my first reaction to the promotional material (banner, poster, leaflets, ...) on site. There had to be some indication that the exhibition was happening, right? I had my mobile and my camera with its stand ready for action; but as it turned out there was no need.

Rehearsing the background for the piece to have something to say about HOPE, just in case: Each side of HOPE represents a phase: sorrow, barrier, growth and hope. In the hope phase, my hand represents a tree and HOPE is its fruit. I was also looking forward to hear other artists' story about their artwork and what inspired them.

I listened to the talk about the exhibitions. I expected to be acknowledged somehow and again I wanted it on camera. My finger was hovering above the red circle on the mobile screen. This moment never came or maybe came and went so quickly that I missed it! There was a sentence about refugees or migrants or something. I just took a few pictures with my phone and put the camera away. Maybe I am expecting too much when even Alice was not given a chance to speak about her work.

Anyhow, I discovered that there was a catalogue detailing the production of the pieces. How fantastic! Even-though there was no chance to talk about the piece, I hope that at least we have a short paragraph about our work included in the catalogue. I'll find out exactly what is included when I get a copy of the catalogue.

P.S. Unfortunately I forgot to sign the thank you card for people who helped us. So I take this opportunity to thank Jennifer Wilks and Alison Stewart, the fabrication assistants for their help. Thanks also to everyone who came to see the exhibition.

To conclude I loved the fact that my work was exhibited at Whitworth Art Gallery and nothing could take this sense of pride and excitement away. After many years of being condemned to stay under the 'invisibility cloak', witnessing people looking at my artwork was magical. I am so proud of everyone in the Travelling Heritage Bureau. It was a pity that this wonderful event was not planned in such a way to include everyone. Maybe the status matters but despite all, Still I Rise :)

 #price_tag

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مهر

Holing my mug in hand, I sit on the floor and rest my back to the radiator. So nice to be able to trust the warmth that won't let you down.  
I start drinking tea in my half-filled mug. For a panicked second, my brain hesitate to direct the gulp of tea towards its usual path. I've had thousands cups of tea without any problem with the swallowing process. Scared of chocking on the second sip, I put the mug down. I become less of "me" everyday! Something is eating "me" away from inside. 
It's time to let go and relearn some basic skills. I won't let this monster takeaway my ability to live I will re-learn how to stand up, how to lough. I most definitely re-learn how to enjoy a cup of tea even in the dark days of the Autumn ahead. 

 چای را در فنجانی چینی ریختم. فنجان به دست، روی زمین جلوی شوفاژ نشستم و پشتم را به شوفاژ تکیه دادم. چه خوب که شوفاژ آدم نیست که به ناگهان پشتت را خالی کند و بی‌خداحافظی برود. چشمانم را بستم و به مسیری که "به چه حالی من از آن کوچه گذشتم"  فکر کردم. برای‌اینکه اشکم دوباره سرازیر نشود جرعه‌ای  چای سرکشیدم و به سختی آنرا فرودادم، نفس عمیقی کشیدم و به جرعه‌ی دومی که می‌خواستم بنوشم فکر کردم. جرعه‌ی دوم 
چرا اینقدر از نوشیدن جرعه‌ی دوم می‌ترسم؟ شاید به گلویم بجهد. ولی نه! توانایی نوشیدن را دارم. می‌توانم داشته باشم. خواهم داشت. ساده است. تمام عمر بدون آنکه لحظه‌ای به چگونگی فرودادن آن بیندیشم هزاران چای نوشیده‌ام. نمی‌گذارم حدس‌زدن‌های اشتباه خودم و واقعیتی که بر سرم آوار شده توانایی نوشیدن چای را هم از من بگیرد. نه! نخواهم گذاشت
دوباره می‌آموزم: ایستادن را، خندیدن را، لذت نوشیدن فنجانی چای را حتی در دلگیرترین و تنهاترین روزهای مهری مملو از بی‌مهری



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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

افتتاح نمایشگاه در منچستر



'Thread Bearing Witness' exhibition at Whitworth Art Gallery 
The exhibition preview day is tomorrow (Thursday 20th September 6-8pm).
It is a free event.
پرواز با بال‌های پارچه‌ای
 فردا (پنج‌شنبه 20 سپتامبر) روز بازگشایی رسمی این نمایشگاه است. نمایشگاه تا بهار سال آینده به روی بازدیدکنندگان باز خواهد بود. خوشحال می‌شوم شما را نیز ساعت 6 در مراسم رونمایی در گالری ببینم. شرکت در نمایشگاه برای عموم رایگان می‌باشد 

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Flying with textile wings



When Jenna and Alice first talked about the upcoming 'Thread Bearing Witness' exhibition at Whitworth Art Gallery and invited us to design a piece to be exhibited with Alice's work, it sounded like a dream. All the work is done and the exhibition preview day is tomorrow (Thursday 20th September 6-8pm). The funny thing is that it is still a dream.

P.S. If it is, please don't wake me up till after the preview day.

A special thank you to everyone who made this possible specially Jenna and Alice and all the wonderful staff and volunteers at Whitworth Art Gallery.

Hope to see some of you tomorrow at the preview. :)

پرواز با بال‌های پارچه‌ای
 چند ماه پیش وقتی جنا و آلیس درباره امکان به نمایش گذاشتن کارهای ما در کنار آثار آلیس در نمایشگاه شاهد نخ‌نما در گالری هنر ویت‌ورث منچستر صحبت کردند همه چیز مثل یک خواب شیرین بود. ماه‌ها گذشته و کار انجام شده. فردا (پنج‌شنبه 20 سپتامبر) روز بازگشایی رسمی این نمایشگاه است. خوشحال می‌شوم شما را نیز ساعت 6 در مراسم رونمایی در گالری ببینم 


Saturday, 15 September 2018

انفرادی کاری از شهیره در گالری هنر منچستر

I am proud to announce that my artwork 'Solitary' alongside the work of a group of international contemporary women-artists based in the North West,  The Travelling Heritage Bureau is to be exhibited at  Manchester Art Gallery  on Sunday 7th October 2018.  The  collective Still I Rise is supported by Journeys Festival International and Black History Month

The group's first exhibition at HOME’s main gallery was well attended and we had lots of positive feedback. 

"Still I Rise has been co-produced with Digital Women’s Archive North and includes storytelling by Writer, Theatre Maker and Actor Yusra Warsama. It will run at 12.30pm, 2pm, and 3.30pm on Sunday 7th October for approximately 40 minutes. The trail is free and suitable for all ages.

We’re expecting high levels of visitors on the day, so we recommend you arrive early to gain full access to the trail.

Visitors are also welcome to enjoy the Still I Rise exhibition outside of the trail times on Sunday 7th October, but please be aware that the exhibition will be available to view on this day only."


انفرادی نام اثری از من است که در کنار آثار دیگر هنرمندان گروه میراث سفر در گالری هنر منچستر به نمایش گذاشته خواهد شد. این نمایشگاه به مدت یک روز در تاریخ 7 اکتبر برگزار می‌شود. در سه اجرای کلی تماشاکنندگان در راهروهای گالری برای دیدن آثار تک‌تک هنرمندان گروه راهنمایی می‌شوند. اولین تور در ساعت 12.30 و تورهای بعدی در ساعات 2 و 3 بعد از ظهر خواهد بود. هر تور حدود 40 دقیقه طول خواهد کشید

شرکت برای عموم رایگان می‌باشد

اولین نمایشگاه گروه میراث سفر که در سالن اصلی هوم برگزار شد رکوردداربیشترین تعداد بازدیدکنندگان نمایشگاه‌های هوم شد. "با این وجود بلند می‌شوم" دومین اثر گروه میراث سفر است و برای آن تعداد زیادی شرکت کننده پیش‌بینی شده. چنانچه مایلید در قست تور نمایشگاه حاضر باشید لطفا کمی زودتر از زمان اجرا در محل حاضر باشید

به امید دیدار شما

  

Friday, 14 September 2018

هزیمت


 The Symphony of blossoms, in our garden
هزیمت به هنگام بهتر که جنگ 
چو تنها شدم نیست جای درنگ 

فردوسی 

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Sunday, 9 September 2018

گالری هنر منچستر 7 اکتبر


Since the start of the project "Still I Rise" at Manchester Art Gallery I even walk differently in the Gallery; I guess I believe that the Gallery is my own space. For a short while, at least, on 7th October #TravellingHeritageBureau will captures the attention of audience in the Gallery and my work is included, too
Hope to see some of you you on 7th October at #ManchesterArtGallery

از زمانی که قرار شد در نمایشگاهی گروهی با زنان هنرمندی از گوشه و کنار دنیا همکاری داشته باشم و ثمره‌ی این همکاری در گالری هنر منچستر به نمایش درآید حتی قدم زدنم در گالری هم جور دیگری شده؛ شاید گمان می‌کنم که گالری قلمروی من است

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Proud to be part of this production



در نمایشگاه گروهی "با این وجود بلند می‌شوم" با "انفرادی" در خدمتتان خواهم بود. خوشحال می‌شوم شما را هم در این نمایشگاه ببینم

"Still I Rise" at Manchester Art Gallery (#StillIRiseMcr) is a group Exhibition for Journeys Festival International. 
It is by Travelling Heritage Bureau group (#TravellingHeritageBureau); directed by Yusra Warsama and produced by CAN and DWAN. 
Solitary is the name of my art piece (writing and photography) there. Hope to see some of you there.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Sincere


 گفته بود تا آخر دنیا می‌ماند. رفت و دنیای من به پایان رسید: حداقل صادق بود

He once said he'd say with me till the end of the world. He left and my world ended; at least he was honest!

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

#ManchesterArtGallery

It's not just about the opportunity to display your work, but the time that we spend here together soaking in inspiration, sipping tea, walking, talking, laughing and even crying.
For details of our group exhibition at #ManchesterArtGallery click on the link below:
http://can.uk.com/current-artistic-programme/…/still-i-rise/
افتخار دارم در نمایشگاهی گروهی، کاری در گالری هنر منچستر داشته باشم. اطلاعات بیشتر در لینک زیر
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