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Rosa Park & Nasim Moghadam: Artist Talk & Performance

Artists Rosa Park and Nasim Moghadam offer perspective and discussion about their artwork presented in Dig and Rise, 2022-2023 Kala Fellowship and Media Arts Fellowship Exhibition. An artist talk and a performance by Rosa Park will take place on Saturday, September 16th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702.

Participating Artists:

Rosa Park is  a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in SF. Her work A Body I Touched: New Sonic Look on the Graveyards  is a hybrid  multimedia installation that combines the soundscape of traditional gravesites with moving images, photography, aural sculpture, and live performance. The representation of spirituality, healing force of rituals, and ancestral wisdom and stories have been the central themes of her practice. Rosa documented a traditional gravesite of her family and its exhumation ritual ceremony in her hometown in South Korea. She collected the audio, photographs, videos, and archival materials from the graveyard and turned them into a form of an abstract sonic landscape of the gravesite using geophone-based microseismic technology for the soundscape design and also experimented with the Photopolymer Gravure printing techniques.

Nasim Moghadam is an Iranian born art educator and a multidisciplinary visual artist. Her installations focus on discrimination and hyphenated identity, and the constraints on women, their bodies, and their voices. Her sculpture installation Noose represents the challenges faced by women, their strength, and defiance. Through the use of hair, fabric, and video, it prompts reflection on societal norms that restrict women. The sculpture magnifies the symbol of the noose to draw attention to the urgency of the situation. It celebrates resilience and determination, symbolized by Iranian female hair, while acknowledging grief and loss through black fabric. The artwork invites reflection on sacrifices made in the pursuit of freedom, and stands as a symbol of solidarity and a call for change. Ultimately, it aims to inspire empathy and foster a more equitable society.

Event Details

Date: September 16, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Kala Gallery
2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702