Objects in My Imperfective Memories is a series of performances and conversations by Nazanin Oghanian.
A recording of Chair/صندلی performed August 14, 2020.
Objects in My Imperfective Memories is a series of writings, sound pieces, performances and conversations by Nazanin Oghanian. The texts are handwritten pieces in Nazanin’s journal during the COVID-19 pandemic which she holds in her right hand during her performances. She had read these texts and recorded her voice. This is played from her cell phone during the performance as she reflects on them. Working in an autobiographical form, she finds herself in-between past and future in relation to present time. This self, which constantly switches between ‘past-’ ‘present-’ and ‘future-’, is a main aspect of these performances. These constructions and assemblages of past memories to the present-self are not limited to her own, but rather the formation of ‘self’ in relation to others, objects, space and time.
The performances took place on:
Chair/ صندلی performed August 14, 2020
Listen to Chair/ صندلی, part of the Objects in My Imperfective Memories series:
Pillow/ بالش performed August 7, 2020
Listen to Pillow/ بالش, part of the Objects in My Imperfective Memories series:
Perfume/عطر performed July 31, 2020
Listen to Perfume/عطر, part of the Objects in My Imperfective Memories series:
Listen to Tape/چسب, part of the Objects in My Imperfective Memories series:
Listen to Clock/ساعت, part of the Objects in My Imperfective Memories series:
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the 2020 graduates of the University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program: Matthew Ballantyne, Alejandro A. Barbosa, Rosamunde Bordo, Sam Kinsley, Nazanin Oghanian and Jay Pahre. This program in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is limited each year to a small group of four to six artists, who over the two years foster different sensibilities developed within an intimate and discursive working environment.[more]