Presented as part of her exhibition here Atoosa Pour Hosseini will show two short films
Refining the Senses 12 minutes, Super & Standard 8mm transferred to 4K, Switzerland, Iran & Ireland 2017
The artist sits spinning wool at a site of memory as image and reminiscence fluctuate between the personal and the general, the pictorial and the material. Bodies wander, landscapes echo each other, and time is unwound through a carefully wrought approach to 8mm celluloid. Between the persistence and fragility of the moving image, the senses are refined.
Gleanings 8 minutes, Standard 8mm transferred to 4K, Switzerland & Ireland 2017
Super-8 memories emerge and vanish into the imageless texture of scratched celluloid, an object at once very present and channelling long absent moments of ambiguity. A soldier allows a little girl to handle a gun, a machine like the camera that links a calm present with war and death. But who is watching this film? Whose footsteps are pacing? Who is invading and appropriating these memories?