Virtual Land – Performance and Artist Talk by Minoosh Zomorodinia
Over the past 3 years Minoosh Zomorodinia has walked in different environments and documented her explorations on the land. While recording the routes of her walks on the land that doesn’t belong to her, she tries to own the land virtually using her cell phone app. Then she turns the paths to 3D objects as if they are imaginary homes, and uses the negative spaces from the routes to create her own territory.
Virtual Land questions what it means for an immigrant and for a citizen to connect with environment. In her performance she invites audiences to walk in the space, play a game and make their own territory.
Raheleh Minoosh Zomorodinia is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, photography, performance, and installation. She believes in and trusts the creative process to reveal her intuition and give form to unconscious and deeper mysterious truths. She employs photography and video to make visible what is in her mind’s eye, while reflecting on her emotional, psychological and subconscious experiences inspired by her surroundings. Zomorodina serves on the environmental artists group Open Five in Iran. She received an MFA in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute (2015), an M.A. in graphic design (2006) and a B.A. in photography (1998) from the Art and Architecture Azad University in Tehran, Iran.
Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Kala Art Gallery
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702